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A real hero: Bill Speakman, VC. (1927 – 2018)

Probably unnoticed by many, including myself until I was sent his obituary by post, a real hero passed away in June this year. On reading Bill Speakman’s obituary today , I’m in total awe of his bravery in facing a

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Apollo 12 Moonwalker Al Bean Passes Away.

As an avid fan of the Space Race, always sad to hear that another member of that elite club of Apollo Moonwalkers has passed away. Al Bean is perhaps most famous for ‘flicking the SCE to AUX’ switch during the

How to teach Lunar Geology: Professor Lee Silver in ‘Galileo Was Right’.

I’ve watched this media clip taken from the HBO miniseries: ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ many times. Apart from learning more about lunar geology, as a former teacher, this clip of Professor Lee Silver leading the Apollo 15 prime

Perhaps the city can be a bleak place to live?

This advert came on the T.V. whilst I was watching something I cant even remember. But I was totally captured by the animation, & the song in the ad. The story of the advert: ‘Young Jack and his faithful little

A 2014 TV advert that really touched me!

I saw this advertisement on You tube by accident when looking for a particular piece of music included on another advertisement. The advert really touched me, and perhaps reminds us that it is easy at times to do the right

Rick Rescorla: A real hero remembered.

When I was teaching I came across the story of how Rick Rescorla helped save the lives of 2,687 people during the 2001 terrorist attack on the Word Trade Centre. Believing that in the event of a major disaster, the employees of Morgan

Black athletes make silent protest during 1968 Olympic podium ceremony.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony. Read more about this protest in an Article

Pale Blue Dot Photograph…. Our Earth, Our home, That’s us in a pixel.

Just once in a while an image, a music score, or speech holds me absolutely  spell bound…. It was just an ordinary Thursday evening last week & a speculative Youtube search for ‘greatest speeches’ came up with a speech by Carl

People can live with a Mental Health condition.

Another theme which this blog will explore is the experiences of those who live in the city with a Mental Health diagnosis. I’ll start with an article published in the Guardian about Debbie who discovered that: ‘Art allowed me to