Whatever happens with Brexit, at some time in years to come there will be someone to write the biography of the latest Prime Minister. Depending upon whether the outcome is good for him or bad, the author will describe his actions and how they contributed to his unmitigated success or utter disaster. If the outcome … Continue reading History in straight lines
You can’t beat buying pot plants for instant gardening. If it’s colour you want them simply pop off to your local garden centre, buy something in bloom and take it home with you. Once it has gone over and lost its appeal the you can simply remove it and replace it. At this time of … Continue reading Damn those Romans
We live in a country that lives on its past. We talk of kings and queens, battles and castles. Our favourite weekend activity is to visit a stately home and everyone knows about 1066 and all that. Our days of empire are behind us. Thank goodness in my opinion. Our sense of history, pomp and … Continue reading History is new
Early human remains have been discovered in Europe dating back to over seven million years. This may be stretching a point. They are the remains of an ape-like creature with human-like teeth found in both Bulgaria and Greece yet the inference is enormous. This discovery turns our current thinking of human evolution on its head. … Continue reading Evolving people
History has never really been my thing. When I was at school I thought that looking to the past was a waste of time as it was the future that lay before us. In a similar way I thought that science would solve all our issues and art was an irrelevance. How wrong could I … Continue reading The lessons of history
Life is never that black or white and the way that a question is phrased will often determine the outcome. Nudge told us that. So when you are asked do you want to view pornography online yes or no, how are you going to answer? If the question is ‘Do you want to want children … Continue reading Will you be saying yes or no to pornography?