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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

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The Heroine of Trafalgar: The Fighting Temeraire (1839)

Always liked this painting by Turner. The heroine of Trafalgar, the Fighting Temeraire, is towed up the Thames to be broken up at Rotherhithe. No longer loved, she is being towed by steam tugs which illustrate how new technologies replace

Spot the difference, our planet viewed from space.

Was pointed out early in my academic studies that all the boundaries between countries are socially constructed! Also, that maps and globes are the product of humans. Nice colours on the manufactured globe though!       

You can see a Space Station if you know where to look in the sky!

Always had a fascination with manned spaceflight. Although the highs of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo on the USA side, and Sputnik, Vostok, Voskhod & Soyuz from the USSR, are my primary interest, I still get a buzz when I see

Prof. Doreen Massey.

Was saddened to hear of the death of Prof. Doreen Massey. Hugely influential during my academic studies with the Open University. Photo credit: The UGI.

History of medicine.

Seems that the ‘history of medicine’ blog topic is an interesting one for many people including myself! Here is a link to a jolly good place to visit in London U.K. Also worth clicking around this whole Wellcome Collection site as

Amy Johnson. pioneering English aviatrix.

Herne Bay Pier February 2016. Took this picture using a really cheap camera, enhanced with free software. Amy Johnson was a pioneering English aviatrix who met a tragic end in 1941. “Believe nothing to be impossible” (Amy Johnson, 1903-1941)