Category Archives: Off Topic

Your chance to heckle MCFly: Weds 7th June, #Manchester #3MT

Here’s me giving my spiel in the “Three Minute Thesis” heat at University of Manchester Here’s the slide I used.   And… I’m through to the Three Minute Thesis Final to be held on Wednesday June 7, between 2pm and 3:30pm … Continue reading

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Off-topic: Planting potatoes and felling fences in Moss Side, South #Manchester

When not sobbing in the corner because of the latest Steering Group/City Council incompetence and/or inaction, I sometimes do useful stuff at the Moss Side Community Allotment. In late March we planted some ‘taters… And the fence is (slowly) coming … Continue reading

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Meaningless BBC drivel in responding to #climate complaint. How do they sleep?

Last Sunday the BBC Radio 4 programme “the Westminster Hour” had a ‘discussion’ about climate change.  The presenter casually said words to the effect “of course, there’s a lot of debate/uncertainty about this”.  This, of course, is nonsense, but sadly … Continue reading

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Upcoming event; Refugee Torture Survivors to perform at Salford Quays Sat 21 Sept (not #climate)

Freedom from Torture is an awesome organisation, offering all sorts of practical support for and with survivors of torture.  This Saturday a concert by the group Stone Flowers – made up of torture survivors from many countries – is happening … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Arabian Nights by #Manchester Library Theatre (@The_Lowry) is a “must-see”

The phrase “must-see” gets overused. This show is, however, a must-see. You can book your tickets here. It closes on Saturday January 12th, so get your skates on. It’s hard to know where to begin with a show this good. … Continue reading

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