No doubt you’ve heard of anti-vaxers but just in case, this is what Wikipedia says: Vaccine hesitancy, also known as anti-vaccination or anti-vax, is a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one's children vaccinated against contagious diseases despite the availability of vaccination services. It is identified by the World Health Organization as … Continue reading Anti-maskers
I don’t mind ironing, not that I do it that often. I find it quite therapeutic in that I put on the radio and slowly work through the pile that has collected. My wife loathes it however and complains that I am not quick enough. For her it’s the devils work and has to be … Continue reading Genetic disposition to housework
My first ever two online workshops turned out to be on the same day. The first was number one in a series of three workshops for the North East Initiative on Business Ethics around designing a series of tools for companies to help ‘prove’ their ethical position. I have blogged about this one already. The … Continue reading The second of my workshops
Brits were told in April by Hancock and Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the NHS's IT wing, NHSX, was working with tech providers to produce a homegrown "world beating app" Despite app delay, Johnson says UK will have ‘world-beating’ contact tracing. We’re all aware of the story by now, Britain was going to lead the … Continue reading Why do you want to be world beating?
I blogged a couple of weeks ago about a couple of workshops I was planning. Normally I would have done these in person but not this time and I was concerned as to how they would turn out. My main worry was how I would be able to interact with the participants and control the … Continue reading The first of my online workshops
Life during the time of the pandemic has seen many firsts for me, some of which I have covered previously in this blog. My first online conference is yet another. I’ve been to, if that’s the right expression as I never really went anywhere, many webinars and online meetings but a conference is something else. … Continue reading Come on, Hopin
Excuse me but I wrote this a few weeks back. I can’t begin to imagine how busy the Prime Minister is. It must be a full on twenty four hour a day job and of late you can see the strain on his face as he tries to grapple with global events. it would seem … Continue reading Vanishing briefs
I’ve been running a series of webinars for CyberNorth, highlighting the varied nature of the cybersecurity industry across the region. I have really enjoyed them, finding them very interesting though attendance has been patchy. They are all recorded though and so can be viewed at a later time. I’ve also attended a few and … Continue reading A webinar without presentations
Of all the places I thought I would visit once lockdown was over, a bookshop was low down on the list, yet there I was on the day that Watersone’s reopened, standing in a short queue outside the Morpeth store. Whilst I have been able to get books delivered straight to my door throughout the … Continue reading Lockdown lifting
In all the furore over the statue of Colston in Bristol and the subsequent threat to that of Churchill in Whitehall I am left pondering one question. Why do we have statues? They are something I have never really thought about. They stand there unnoticed by most of us, in public parks, city centres and, … Continue reading Why statues?