General Interest

Need some good consultants? Call in the Children27 March 17

In a world infested with jargon and corporate-speak, children are the best remedy.

Venus is brilliant23 January 17

Until this month I knew almost nothing about our closest planet.

Argon but not forgotten12 January 17 chemistry O Level is coming back to me.

A Curious Coincidence24 November 16

Tomorrow I'll be performing on the set of an award-winning West End play. How did that happen?

Wurzels 20 July 16

If a version of a folk song becomes too famous, it kills off the variety that is part of folk's charm

Can I have a volunteer?3 May 16

The perils of getting helpers on stage.

When did Pupils become Students?6 February 16

A generation ago, anyone who attended school was called a pupil. Now even children at primary school are called students. Why the change?

How do YOU remember your PIN ?6 November 15

You aren't supposed to write your PIN down, so how do you remember it? Here's the method I use.

Making things Complicated: Jardin's Principle2 October 14

A universal syndrome that is often observed but doesn't have a name. Well it does - but hardly anyone knows it.

It's all the fault of my Inner Chimp22 August 14

How motivational speakers make use of pseudo-neuroscience

Fronted Adverbials and other Pointless Jargon10 May 14

This morning I discovered some new jargon. And I'm annoyed.

Forgotten nursery rhyme24 August 13

If something isn't on Google, does it mean it has disappeared from public consciousness?