Plant blindness

Helen Ougham, Dawn Sanders and I contributed a paper today (21 May) at ‘The fierce urgency of now: Navigating paradoxes in sustainability education’. (SHE Conference 2020) hosted online by Canterbury Christ Church University. It’s on the subject of Plant Blindness. The presentation is available online (don’t know for how long). If you’re interested, here’s the…

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I remember Aberystwyth

Exiled for almost 6 weeks, with no prospect of returning to the Land of Cymric Mists and Bara Brith for at least a month. So here’s a little memory of a tiny, not very beautiful nook in the old town that I’m quite fond of. The Nanoband has…errmmm…disbanded, due to artistic and personality differences and…

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Sea fever

This is Nance Wilson singing John Ireland’s setting of the famous John Masefield poem. I’ve reharmonized it for the piano accompaniment. Nance did it in one take on a flying visit from NZ to my studio in Kent. Music of the hemispheres.

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Citation style

Every journal seems to have its own format for citing references, mostly a variant of one or other of the Big 5. They are all, to a greater or lesser extent, a pain to conform to and every publication has one or more conventions that seem to me to be unnecessarily fussy and inappropriate for…

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New album by Maggie Nicols and Sid

A collection of originals, comprising a little free impro (of which Maggie is, of course, the Queen), settings of poetry by George Wither and Rainer Maria Rilke, and songs about darkness, fear, greed, epiphanies, time, life and the complete history of agriculture and civilization.  More about What are We here.

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Green heritage

  I recently attended an interesting Workshop at Canterbury Christ Church University, organised by Peter Vujakovic. One of the participants, Sheila Sweetinburgh, has included a brief report of this event on her blog (you have to scroll down a bit until you see a picture of me teaching the group how to draw the chlorophyll…

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