Above: painter, sculptor, botanist Charles Alston’s image of African American research scientist, surgeon Charles Drew, founder of Blood Banking for Britain in 1940. Charlie Chaplin, as Kathleen Turner noted in the recent BBC programme Icons Of The 21st Century was actually talking about how he really felt and believed when, in the 1940 film, the Great […]Read More Think Big: Charlie Chaplin, Charles Drew -And Louchavan Lemard in Nottingham 2019
When near to pregnancy term Tulip Siddiq was wheeled into parliament to vote and when I heard Michael Gove’s terrified speech after the Brexit vote, I saw clearly that we need a representative parliament that could restore balance to britain. Parliament has become a place that only thinks britain is a business, and in the last forty […]Read More NHS England: Perpetual Motion Quango or …Could Democracy Be The Thing That Could Ensure The Future Of The NHS?
Featured image: 87 year old Florence and 4 year old Charlie: we need to include more people, more of the time. Let’s rethink the local and who are customers: work, technology: high streets: supporting business and creativities…. Although we’re often preoccupied with work, training and self development, changes to the cultural environment of work, blurring […]Read More Brains Draining Away: 21st Century Social Inclusion: Technology And The High Street: Everybody Matters
Above: DNA superloops. (Guhapriya Ranganathan) as part of her exhibition Cultured Interactions recently commissioned by the Broad Institute. Women have two X chromosomes. Unfolded, each X is two inches long. One is inactive and folds into a structure called the Barr Body, which was discovered in 1949. The Barr Body contains massive superloops bringing DNA sequences […]Read More Work Like It’s 2019 Not 1919: It’s A Gordian Knot Not Unlike The Hidden Superloops Within A Woman’s Second X Chromosome
Above Lisbeth Ter Velde Image: Clean2Antarctica Above: The Solar Voyager car that nearly reached the south pole this Christmas The wonderful vision to take a car made from community recycled plastic to the south pole was hampered by weather conditions so they didn’t actually get there. The project though, didn’t feel it had failed and […]Read More “I never thought that this project would speak to the imagination of so many people. Before and during the expedition, we were too close to it, too involved. Now it feels like we’re taking some distance and that’s when you realize it’s a lot bigger than we thought.” – Liesbeth Ter Veldt Clean2Antarctica: (We Need New Currency, Though, Not Plastic Coins)
Above: 8 year old Felipe Alonzo Gomez Image: Catarina, featured in The Cut The Fruit Company, Inc. reserved for itself the most succulent, the central coast of my own land, the delicate waist of America. It rechristened its territories as the ’Banana Republics’ and over the sleeping dead, over the restless heroes who brought about […]Read More Stunted State of America: Why Did 7 Year Old Jakelin Caal Maquin and 8 Year old Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, Die?
Above: War Correspondent Claire Hollingworth who died Jan 2017 aged 105 in Hong Kong. Her autobiography was published by her nephew in 2016 To understand and change difficult things we see in the news, the media, remember the things, people, situations we see are always, really in shock themselves, out on a limb but in a […]Read More Understand The Psyche Of The War Correspondent: Apply Those Tools At Home….?