Monthly Archives: November 2014

2001, A Space Odyssey………..the greatest Scifi movie, ever!

  Stanley Kubrick’s epochal sci-fi epic returns to the big screen as part of the BFI’s Days of Fear and Wonder series, and after all these years it remains a trip well worth making. Expanding on Arthur C Clarke’s short … Continue reading

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“Reflections” along the canal (plus a couple of hungry dogs)

After several days of mist, fog and drizzle here in West Yorkshire which induces an air of depression, it was nice to wake up this morning to a beautiful clear blue sky and sunshine. After a quick breakfast it was … Continue reading

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The “Met” go wild in Vilnius……………..

As a lover of Lithuania, its people and its culture I often despair when I read the British newspapers and see stories of Lithuanians who have been convicted of a variety of criminal offences, everything from petty theft, brewing illegal … Continue reading

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Sir Ian McKellen…………”King of Cool” (and he is from Burnley!)

Came across this video in last few days featuring the voice of the moment George Ezra and the 75 year old Sir Ian McKellan…………a most unlikely pop star but who carries it off with such panache!

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Winter Sun over the Three Crosses, Vilnius, Lithuania

  I took this photograph from my bedroom window at the Shakespeare Hotel in Vilnius, the sun was just setting and the clouds in the sky were several different pastel shades. (c) Kindadukish 2014

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Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – in memorium

On the 12 November 2010 the Polish composer Henryk Mikołaj Górecki  died leaving behind a broad range of compositions including choral music, string quartets but most importantly his symphonies. Until relatively late in his life he was a virtual unknown in … Continue reading

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Bradford University, School of Management – Mock Assessment Centre Day

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to participate in the two  “mock interview” days for Business Management undergraduates which the students found very helpful. Today was the first day of the two “mock assessment” centre days that the … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time to close down all faith schools?

Originally posted on Mike the Psych's Blog:
Religion – or more accurately differences in religious beliefs – has been said to be the cause of more deaths in our history on this planet than any other. And you don’t have…

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Female musicians and Americas top orchestras………..

Some recent research looked at gender representation in America’s top 20 orchestras, represented by 1,833 individual musicians. An overview of gender representation in the 20 orchestras sampled. The orchestras, on average, have 63% men and 37% women. Only one elite orchestra … Continue reading

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NHS Staff and overseas aid…………

I was listening to the news on the radio this morning when it was announced that 30 NHS staff were flying out to Sierra Leone in Africa to help deal with the Ebola outbreak. The 30 staff would be made … Continue reading

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