Zbigniew Kotowicz : 1950 - 2017

Zbigniew Kotowicz : 1950 – 2017

Psychologist, Philosopher, Intellectual Pilgrim I was shocked to discover yesterday that my old friend, the philosopher and psychologist, Zbigniew Kotowicz, had died last September of…

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How to keep back beauty from vanishing away?

How to keep back beauty from vanishing away?

In this extraordinary, alarming new age, in which the western world seems suddenly to be retreating from the core values of civilisation – reason, love,…

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Happy New Year, Citizens of Nowhere

Happy New Year, Citizens of Nowhere

Above: The Great Fire of London, 1666. Wikicommons. I’ve been meaning to write a blog about Brexit for a very long time, but the story has…

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Ken Wilson: 7 Feb 1941 – 11 Jun 2016

Ken Wilson: 7 Feb 1941 – 11 Jun 2016

On June 11, the British climbing world lost one of its greatest advocates in the inimitable form of Ken Wilson. For a decade, from 1969…

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A very sad centenary

A very sad centenary

Picture: Crown Copyright/Public Domain On this 100th anniversary of the worst day in British military history, I want to pay tribute to those relatives of…

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The blackest day in UK history for 77 years

The blackest day in UK history for 77 years

January 2018: I’ve reinstated this old post, from July 24 2016, on the front of my website so that anyone coming here can see that…

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The Disunited Kingdom

The Disunited Kingdom

Here I shall be posting some of the better articles I’ve read on the ongoing British nightmare that David Cameron has bequeathed to us Brexit…

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The Breakers of Britain - my view of the Brexiters

The Breakers of Britain – my view of the Brexiters

On the UK Climbing website that I frequent, the subject of the EU referendum has loomed large in recent threads in the ‘Down the Pub’…

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