I have to start the newsletter this week with congratulations to the CERN scientists for finally finding Higgs. Fancy, all that time, he was right there in the middle of the press conference. He sure fooled them! Anyway, if like me your mind is blown by particle physics, here is an excellent animation of one Read more…

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The British arts and culture sector is in a flap. The Office of National Statistics is about to finish its consultation defining the domains of well-being, and guess what…arts and culture aren’t in there! Shit! Cue some desperate lobbying of the ONS to make sure they include arts and culture in their official definition of Read more…

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There was an almost-good programme on Channel 4 this week, called The Secret Life of Buildings, which looked at how architecture affects our emotions. The presenter, Tom Dyckhoff, arrived at the revelation that buildings should not just look good, they should also enhance our well-being. Revolutionary stuff. He tells The Telegraph: ““The Gherkin [a famous Read more…

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