Category Archives: history

Topping Diaeresis

I recently finished reading ‘The Luckiest Girl in the School’ by Angela Brazil. I’ve been using the mobipocket e-book reader on my Nokia N95 smartphone. The book is set during the Great War of 1914-1918, and seems to have been written about the same time. I imagine that at the time it may have been […]

On The North Circular Road – Education and The Veneer Of The Week

I was driving round the North Circular Road last weekend with Martyn. I was totally shocked to find that my college had disappeared, replaced by a flotilla of new homes. Way back in 1982 I started at what was then Middlesex Polytechnic, at the Bounds Green campus (almost on the corner of Bounds Green Road […]

The Science Museum

At the weekend I visited the Science Museum in South Kensington, London with my parents. I think the first time I went there was a school trip when I was about 9 or 10, and I’ve been quite a few times between now and then, but not recently. It’s fantastic! It starts off well – […]

Jesus Christ Superstar

I’ve seen Jesus Christ Superstar (the musical) twice this week at the New Victoria theatre in Woking, Surrey, UK. The first time was on Saturday, with my parents and Ruth. Herod was played by an understudy whose name escapes me (sorry!). We were seated near the front of the Royal Circle. The second time was […]

Bletchley Park

Saturday just gone I went to Bletchley Park (again) with Martyn and Robert. We met a bunch of friends at the Park and had a fab day. The highlight of the day for me was seeing the Colossus in action. Don’t let anyone convince you the Americans made the Worlds First Computer. That honour goes […]