BEATON

This poem is for Mrs Beaton who was my S2 English teacher, Firrhill High School, Edinburgh: BEATON. As a young child I learned to write backwards and could sleep standing … Continue reading BEATON

S H I M M E R I N

Sian’s mother died suddenly on the 31st May 2021. We miss her dreadfully. The night before she died, Eileen asked Sian to explain what Dark Matter is?! This film is … Continue reading S H I M M E R I N

‘The very idea’

I have been playing around with ‘the very idea’ of how we journey beyond the “genetics” of our childhood. Film credit: Chigley stop-motion with Brian Cant singing [1969] Music credit: … Continue reading ‘The very idea’

“I’m going to discover something”

In introducing this book – about one of the brightest comets ever to pass by planet earth – the author Thomas Hockey, Professor of Astronomy, shares the origins of his … Continue reading “I’m going to discover something”