historical curiosities 3 – weird bits and bobs

after the summer hiatus, i will resume normal posting in due course. But here are a few random titbits to keep those who are getting a little post-hungry at bay. 1. Historical Connections Spotted on a wall in Southwold, Suffolk.…

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hurricanes and spacewalks – more wows

while we're at it, and because i've only just got back from a very busy few weeks and need to show that i'm still here, here are a couple more amazing NASA pics from the latest Shuttle Mission. The first…

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Christian kitsch gets their goat!

Saw this in the paper while on holiday and found the clipping again in a pile of desk stuff. You can't beat Christians for coming up with real kitsch. This is a truly awesome specimen though - it surely reaches…

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The Potter Business – a Christian defence?/.

Well, i’ve finished HP7 at last. And in common with a frighteningly large number of others, I now feel the need to add my voice to the veritably wiki-sized catalogue of comments. I should come clean: having read the first…

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pointless records – Joshua’s top 10

My son Joshua (no, that's not him in the picture) has become a Guinness Book of Records addict. Determined to find something vaguely redemptive about this obsession, I challenged him to list his 10 most pointless, as he saw it.…

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league of nations – 65 nationalities in FA & AS

We're often being told that football is the national, if not global religion. Well here's an interesting twist. In Saturday's Telegraph there was a big splurge about the foreign take over of the English FA - with now 60% in…

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The Abolition of Slavery and the NT

Well, what's the point of having a blog if you can't be ruthlessly self-promoting. So I'm now going to be ruthlessly self-promoting. Just out is a little booklet based on my now rather ancient thesis - condensed, edited and hopefully…

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Cities – face the facts

Los Angeles (1999) by Andreas Gursky (1955- ) Went to the Tate Modern today with the kids (they have brilliant things to do for families there). But couldn't help be struck by the latest exhibition in the Turbine Hall about…

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