Bifurcations, Catastrophes and Symmetry

 Autumn 2016: a new academic year, a new term, time for a new module!  Well, not entirely new since half of it was largely based on a module I taught the previous couple of years (but with much of the detail removed to concentrate more on the ideas and applications), but still this was a module that I have been…

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Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits Of Levon Biss

  The Oxford Natural History Museum is a wonderful gem of a building (not least because of the amazing Pitt Rivers museum tucked away at the back, with every corner, shelf and drawer stuffed with antiquity) and amongst the dinosaur bones and dodos there’s often a temporary exhibition which at the moment is the outstanding photography of Levon Biss. It’s…

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My Guilty Little Secret – Bikes!

 As many will know, over the years I have taken delight in lambasting cyclists doing stupid things as I’ve been driving (such as running red lights, cycling with no lights and in dark clothing at night, basically ignoring the rules of the road at every possibility). My Triathlon friends will also attest to my general apathy towards their pursuits as…

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Uli Jon Roth at the Robin 2 1/6/15

 This week Uli Jon Roth embarked on a mini tour of England as part of a wider tour to promote his latest album, “Scorpions Revisited“, with an appearance at the Robin 2 in Bilston. Rather than a full blown review, I just wanted to  share some photos I took on my phone that actually came out surprisingly well (mostly due to…

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