The original meaning of the three Rs

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2016

We all know what the three Rs stand for, don’t we? More accurately, we know what they stand for now. ‘Twas not ever thus… So if, like me, you end up desperately searching for YouTube videos to show you how (…)

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My must-reads this week October 28, 2016

by Stephen Tall on October 28, 2016

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… How One Man’s Bad Math Helped Ruin Decades Of English Soccer | FiveThirtyEight I feel sure there must be more to (…)

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Review: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2016

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson This is the fifth novel plucked from my #40booksby40 list. If you know it only as a “coming out novel” or, worse, “that lesbian book”, you are missing out, bigly. Jeanette Winterson’s (…)

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Universal basic income: nice idea, but that’s as far as it goes

by Stephen Tall on October 27, 2016

Six months’ ago I wrote a blog-post, 3 policies I support in principle, but not in practice, one of which was the universal basic income. I was prompted by an email I received from Someone I Respect taking me to (…)

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Why I’m pleased Labour is standing in the Richmond Park by-election

by Stephen Tall on October 26, 2016

‘The Liberal Democrats have vowed to make the Richmond Park by-election about Brexit, not Heathrow,’ says the BBC. This is, as I suggested yesterday, strategically sensible: Strategically for the LibDems, Richmond by-election needs to be seen to be about Brexit (…)

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‘Why real creativity is based on knowledge’

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2016

That was the title of the talk given by former CentreForum chief economist – these days chief scientific advisor to the Department for Education – Tim Leunig. I’m usually a bit “meh” about Ted-style talks and their over-simplistic attempts to (…)

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Heathrow, Brexit and the Richmond by-election. Why I’m grateful for Zac

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2016

Zac Goldsmith’s resignation as Conservative MP for Richmond Park in protest at his Government’s decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow is, at least on the face of it, good news for the Lib Dems. A Tory-Lib Dem swing (…)

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Screen-time for toddlers (aka all things in moderation)

by Stephen Tall on October 25, 2016

A relief to read this on the BBC: The American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) has announced new screen time guidelines for children aged up to two. It had recommended that children have no screen time before the age of two. (…)

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Review: Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2016

Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro This is the fourth novel plucked from my #40booksby40 list. I’m going to start with the one negative: reading a collection of short stories one after the other isn’t (at least for me) a great (…)

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My must-reads this week October 14, 2016

by Stephen Tall on October 14, 2016

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone–Meet the Dark Night of the Sky! What The (…)

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