Television?

Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it. — C.P. Snow Journalist, Publisher and Politician (1846 – 1932) And was Mr Snow right? No, I love it. Even in this age of mobile devices, etc. I still enjoy watching ‘telly’. Though I have just realised that this of…

Pythagoras the philosopher, and feminist

Most men and women, by birth or nature, lack of the means to advance in wealth and power, but all have the ability to advance in knowledge. Pythagoras is inextricably linked to right angled triangles in my mind. However, he was also a philosopher who founded a school where woman enjoyed the same rights as…

Greetings we win!

Joy to you, we’ve won — Pheidippides (Greek: Φειδιππίδης) Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens to bring news of the Athenian victory over the Persians. Also quoted as Greetings, we win. The story of his run inspired the modern day Marathon. By Christophe Meneboeuf [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons