A Life Archived

12. November 2016 Bit Random 0
I starting blogging back in 2000, before many people even knew what a blog was. There were very few of us in the United Kingdom blogging back then and our blogrolls were short. I blogged anonymously as many of us did. I blogged through the early part of the new century, the birth of my ...

…those who travel on foot

06. September 2016 Bit Random 0
The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot ~Werner Herzog If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook you’ll know that my son Ethan and I recently spent some time in Amsterdam. It was indeed a wonderful break and it was great to get away and not have to worry about things for ...

Einstein Never Said That

19. August 2016 Writing 0
I like quotes. Although I can’t really explain why, I like books that have that short thought provoking quote at the beginning of the chapter. I’m also using quotes in my forthcoming book The Emotional Learner which is turning out to be both fun and frustrating in equal measure – fun because I like to ...

How’s Your Reminiscence Bump?

30. July 2016 Harrogate, Psychology 0
Make a list of your 8 Desert Island Discs, the songs you would want to keep you company during your imagined isolation. Why did you choose them? Do they have some particular significance? Are they from a particular time in your life? I recently attended an event in Harrogate about music, more specifically, the psychology ...

Can We Be More United?

26. July 2016 Politics 0
It turns out that while I was sleeping a new political movement was formed. Not a political party (we really don’t need more tribalism in the mess we laughingly call British politics) but a kind of non-partisan grouping of like-minded individuals, some of them politicians but most of them not. It’s called ‘More United‘ and was ...

Talking to Teachers.

Last Saturday I spoke to teachers about learning and emotion at a ResearchED event in York. I’m always amazed at how motivated teachers are, having given up their Saturday to attend an event about education and research. Last year I spoke at a number of similar events taking place across the country, all held on ...