One in four people suffer from mental health problems in their lifetime. The UK government is calling for better mental health provision whilst cutting funding for the NHS. There are deep cuts happening in mental health services across the country. You probably haven’t heard this as it is being swept under the carpet. Finally, there
I don’t think I need to write an article about our international aid budget do I?
Last night I watched QI and it was all about happiness. The wonderful thing about QI is that every 30 seconds you have your perceptions challenged. You look at the TV and say “Eh, what, really“? What made me do the double take last night? Stephen Fry said that there is a 10% wider gap
The Church of England has recently published a guide to the “Top Ten Facts About Christenings“. It is a starter for ten for people making enquiries about their local church and “getting little Timmy ‘done’”.It seems to have picked the same scab that The Weddings Project picked for a lot of vicars….. it educates people
Once more all decent folk found themselves under attack from the ever hungry and multiheaded mythological beast. Fortunately Lord Freud was able to defend us all once more from the onslaught of the “undeserving poor”. The daemonisation of the poor is a well documented phenomenon and a tool that is being used to drive ideological
I spotted this guy outside Covent Garden begging/busking. He’s found a traffic cone and he is playing all of the Christmas Classics on it. He was very good. Of course this photo doesn’t exist because we don’t have any poor people in the UK.
The Open University have produced some great potted history videos with famous people doing a quick run down of a topic. My favourite is David Mitchell’s look at Schrödinger’s Cat. This one is probably more use to the readers of this blog though…
Rousay Originally uploaded by The Muffin Man From my trip to Orkney.
Julz has given me a link to Britistics. It is a brilliant visualisation of British life in 2011, cutting through the drivel. Who am I kidding, Julz has a much better way with words. Awesome british statical infographic – everything from time spent arguing to whether we believe more in reincarnation than aliens. Personally I’m