Category Archives: Of interest

People’s differences and evolution

Can everything be explained by evolution?  It is a subject that has fascinated me ever since my formative years as a young and fresh faced zoology undergraduate.  Not that my degree has ever really been put into practice but it … Continue reading

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Learn from play

Children learn from play. Hold the front page. Who could believe it? Whatever will they think of next? I heard it on the news so it must be true, yet anyone who has ever had children knows this to be … Continue reading

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A visit to the Archive

During all of the seven years that I’ve wandered the corridors of County Hall I have never visited the County Records Office.  I’m not really sure why.  Perhaps it is because it is somewhere the public go rather than being … Continue reading

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Bloody efficient

I give blood.  I do so out of a sense of civic responsibility though it could be because I am pompous and enjoy that feeling of self-righteous smug satisfaction.  I have a silver card which is somewhere between twenty five … Continue reading

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#DurHack 2017

University seems to be so much more fun when I was there.  Perhaps it was the subject that I did or perhaps it’s all the cool stuff they get to play with now.  The students do work hard though.  Again … Continue reading

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Gently reminiscing

There is a film crew and a load of extras outside of County Hall.  They are filming for the TV series George Gently which has been set in and around Durham over the last ten years.  There are some old … Continue reading

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A new Forth Bridge

The Forth Rail Bridge proudly stands across the Firth of Forth some nine miles west of the city of Edinburgh. Its russet red metal work has a complete length of about two and a half kilometres.  It is a world … Continue reading

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