The Open University is a great British instituition. Created to enable mature students to study part time but it’s not just for Brits. This site has some interactive features like the Virtual Planisphere and the online Digital Microscope that are quite cool. Well worth a look.
Monthly Archives: September 2004
Derek Anthony Seagrim – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I Like this page because I edited it!
The writings of John J Reilly, well worth reading
Wayback machine link:
Nice section on Eschatology: The science of the Last Things and the writings of John J Reilly. It’s mostly text and well worth reading.
The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den
A way of showing the difficulties representing Chinese using the roman alphabet. There are so many homophones that a poem can be written in Chinese employing just one phoneme.
You can listen to the poem in Mandarin and Cantonese using real player which opens outside your browser.
British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1638-60
Now only accessible on the wayback machine:
Good site for info. about , the English/ British Civil Wars, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate of the original Old Nol. Learn how Britain functioned without a monarchy.
Bill Cheall – 6th Green Howards
Like so much of this old content it’s no longer available – but this:
has some of the content and is worth a look.
Bill Cheall’s war memoire is also available on Amazon:
First hand account of what it was like to be a British soldier in the Second World War, including descriptions of the Dunkirk evacuation and D-Day.
Hook Norton Brewery Company Limited
This was my local brew and is like mother’s milk to me. The brewery is well worth a visit and is set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. The factory is powered by a steam engine and it is believed to be the last steam engine in the UK still in daily use for its original purpose.
China’s Great Leap Upward
So China will have a man orbiting the Moon during the next Olympics (Beijing 2008)and will land there in 2010. Another major player enters the space race, watch out NASA you have a rival.