The nomination process for this year's Albert Medal has now been open for a couple of weeks but will be closing this Friday. We're still looking for suggestions of worthy candidates for the award, so please get in touch in the next couple of days if you have any ideas.
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Added by Ben Dellot on May 24, 2011 at 10:46 — No Comments
Well, we certainly picked an auspicious day for the event. On Saturday a group of Fellows from Scotland and North East England gathered together at the beautiful Paxton House near Berwick-upon-Tweed (designed by the same architects as the RSA House in London) for a day of philosophy. More specifically, it was a day of David Hume, the Scottish philosopher (the most important to write in English in history according to A.J. Ayer) and…Continue
Added by Jamie Cooke on May 24, 2011 at 10:27 — No Comments
Bags packed - emissions analysis equipment, compact briquette press, multi-tools, laptop...all the usual travel gear. ;)
Flying out to Nairobi tomorrow.
To Kenyatta University, to work with Dr. Thomas Thoruwa and the Energy Department first. We'll be installing the new Graphics Workstations and Solidworks 3D CAD software, purchased from the British Council EPA grant and introducing the staff and students to 3D CAD - parts, assemblies, drawing - to help the…Continue
Added by Wyn Griffiths on May 22, 2011 at 19:57 — No Comments
I’ve been watching a lot of zombies recently.
I’m actually not, despite initial appearances, referring to the recent election campaigns across the UK. Whilst hardly riveting, they were not quite mass outbreaks of the Undead, intent on feasting upon the flesh of the living, despite some obvious similarities. Instead, I mean that I have been watching several zombie themed programmes and films recently,
particularly the fantastic…
It’s funny, my day yesterday started very badly and yet ended on a complete high. Problems with my Blackberry had left me realising how dependent I had become on the darn thing – I normally despise its ability to control my life, however being without it has left me with the inescapable truth that my working life becomes much harder without it.
Despite this challenge (and a few others which leapt up to confront me), I managed to have a couple of incredibly positive connections which…Continue
Added by Jamie Cooke on May 13, 2011 at 9:29 — No Comments
Added by Jemima Gibbons on May 13, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments
I would like to thank Jonathon Porritt for another of his insightful and passionate blogs (Red Tape - Green Future?), although the subject is rather depressing. Jonathon deals with the very real frutrations about the UK Government's lack of progress with all things sustainability. At the heart of this issue, I feel, is the ideological view of how wealth is created. Clearly green is…Continue
Added by Michael Townsend on May 10, 2011 at 19:43 — No Comments
Well, back to work after the luxury of the recent bank holiday extravaganza – they do seem to be a bit like buses really! It was ideal that the beautiful weather hit at just the right time, allowing me to relax in the sun with my family rather than remain trapped indoors. I’ve found in working for the RSA that holidays can sometimes seem a bit of a mixed blessing, the joy of being off sadly tempered by the reality of returning to large quantities of emails, however…Continue
Added by Jamie Cooke on May 4, 2011 at 9:40 — No Comments