The MAD Museum – Stratford

When you think of Stratford-upon-Avon, you think of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the RSC, swans and boating on the river, foreign tourists everywhere you look. However hidden away down the same street as the Bard’s first residence (in addition to the shop where I get my maps from) is a little gem in the form of the Mechanical Art …

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Through The Keyhole

We recently had a cameraman and interviewer coming round the department to film a new admissions video for us (will link to it here when it’s ready) and although I’d cleaned my blackboard especially it was decided that there were going to be too many blackboards in the film already and why not use my office shelves as a background. …

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UFO at Leamington Assembly 19/3/14

UFO kicked off another tour last night at the Assembly in Leamington Spa (UK), and being my local venue how could I not go along? The Assembly is a wonderful little “art-deco” style venue, opened in 2008 after extensive redevelopment designed by Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen (I kid you not). As well as the front of house decor, it features one of the …

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A GT86, three weeks, and a lot of fun!

 After three weeks of having my new Toyota GT86, I wanted to jot down a few initial thoughts about ownership. This is mainly due to the fact that most reviews I’ve read have been written by journalists who are obviously used to driving a great many different cars, and keep littering their texts with comparisons to the Audi TT and …

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