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Brian Aldiss, John Clute, Michael Moorcock and Norman Spinrad at the British Library

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Putti and Dragons; Sweary Mary and Beowulf; and the Silk Road

I got to UCL too late to join the students on their way to Whitehall to demonstrate against the tuition fee increases, they’d already left; but I still had to squeeze past the vastly increased security presence (although this just … Continue reading

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DIY DNA extraction, Royal Society, and maps.

The Royal Institution has a laboratory facility for children in their basement, designed for schools to bring their children along to get on with some serious science. This evening they had a members’ event, Science live @ the L’Oreal Young … Continue reading

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Connecting Conversations: Anthony Horowitz & Peter Fonagy

Well, my daughter and I have just had a most interesting and enjoyable evening at the British Library, at an event in a series called Connecting Conversations. Psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist Peter Fonagy was in conversation with Anthony Horowitz, talking … Continue reading

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