A tube or twa of impure NEON

William Ramsay, Scottish scientist: William Ramsay, on his childhood: Our etymological dictionary begins: But this, of course, is a generalisation as William Ramsay reveals: William Ramsay, reminds us that the … Continue reading A tube or twa of impure NEON

a magic circle of circles

It is a cosmic mystery why oor nation has failed to recognise this cotter-toun lad: James Ferguson [1710-1776]: unschooled stargazer, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, philosopher and artist. A magic circle of … Continue reading a magic circle of circles

daring to be curious

A wide range of short films made by Peter [please click on each image to play a different film]: The Rebel Antiquary: NETWORK 3 [a film for voices]: Flight of … Continue reading daring to be curious

‘The shape of my library is round’

I recently read ‘Letters to Camondo’ by Edmund De Waal. In Exploring this Parisian museum it shares writing at it’s most beautiful: I was delighted to read that like Montaigne, … Continue reading ‘The shape of my library is round’