I’m spending this week at a summer school on Complexity in Social Science held in Baeza, Spain. I’ll post some more intellectual stuff later but in the meantime here are a few photos… The landscape here is stunning, with thousands and thousands of olive trees. But we are doing loads of work as well. People […]
This was one of the perks of doing a science degree… absolutely wonderful ice-cream.
The tide isn’t turning against Blair everywhere… Check this out.
London’s favourite graffiti artist has been drawing the crowds this weekend. A converted factory in Dalston served as gallery for some new and old work by Banksy. The Observer have a review here.
[I’ve been sitting on this post for a little while, mulling over how it fits in with recent events.] At the weekend I was invited along to the Progressive Governance Conference held in London and attended by centre left politicians and thinkers from around the world. It seems to have incurred the wrath of most […]
Pat Kane alerts us to a strange new phenomenon that will surely take only a few days to reach London. Basically Flash Mobs are gatherings coordinated by email or mobile phone in a random place at a random time selected by someone who starts the whole thing off. The most recent New York event got […]
So I went to my first ever local Labour party meeting last night. No beer, no sandwiches, just six of us in a slightly dank community hall with a couple of rather sorry looking goldfish in a murky green tank for company. But it wasn’t all that bad — the people were great and obviously wanted to […]
Richard Feynman was, without doubt, one of the most interesting men of the twentieth century. Nobel prize-winning physicist, strip club frequenter and bongo player extraordinaire his scientific life began as a researcher on the now infamous Manhattan project to build the nuclear bomb and ended in 1988 when he died after a long battle with […]