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Is free will an illusion ?
Nov08

Is free will an illusion ?

What would you say if scientists could show that brain activity to press a button occurred 7 seconds before you consciously made the decision to even do so ?

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Budloe Night – Guernsey Bonfire Night
Nov04

Budloe Night – Guernsey Bonfire Night

Budloe Night in Guernsey is also Bonfire Night. They’re seen as the same now, but were they originally ?

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Remember Remember the 5th of November
Nov01

Remember Remember the 5th of November

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot….. what lies behind this quintessentially British event ?

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Anno Domini – Origin of the Western Calendar
Oct28

Anno Domini – Origin of the Western Calendar

Anno Domini or “the year of our Lord” is the dating system we use in the West and is all but the de-facto world standard for chronology. But when and how was it calculated and what was in use prior to this dating system in western Europe ?

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How To … Brew Perry Cider
Oct25

How To … Brew Perry Cider

Perry Cider is the name given to Pear Cider. Home brewing cider is surprisingly easy and you don’t need to buy a lot of expensive equipment.

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Reconstructing the 1st language
Oct21

Reconstructing the 1st language

Is it possible to recreate the language of Stone Age man, spoken between 30,000 and 100,000 years ago? Some linguists believe it is.

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Guernsey Bean Jar
Oct18

Guernsey Bean Jar

Traditional Guernsey bean jar is traditional winter fayre, especially around Bonfire night or as it’s known in Guernsey Budloe Night.

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How To … Make Bread
Oct14

How To … Make Bread

How to make bread without the use of modern bread making machines.
… “things eveyone used to know how to do.”

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The 1st English Dictionary
Oct11

The 1st English Dictionary

The first English dictionary was the work of a single man just over 250 years ago. Here’s some background to this epic achievement.

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More Tommy Cooper one liners
Oct07

More Tommy Cooper one liners

More Tommy Cooper one liners from the master himself …

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The Works of Victor Hugo
Oct04

The Works of Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo was a truly prolific writer with much of his work having a overt political and social sub-text or commentary. This is a list of his works.

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The Origin of the Yard, Meter and Kilo
Sep30

The Origin of the Yard, Meter and Kilo

How many of us have a foot a foot long ?
What are the origins of some of the measurements we use today.

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Coca Cola
Sep23

Coca Cola

Coca Cola is a ubiquitous and iconic symbol of the U.S. but when & who came up with it?

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Mind & Body – Where do they begin and end
Sep16

Mind & Body – Where do they begin and end

The Mind-Body problem. One of philosophy’s great topics of conjecture and debate. How are mental phenomena explicable in terms of, or otherwise related to, physical states and events in the body ?

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Donkeys, Toads & Crows
Sep09

Donkeys, Toads & Crows

Every country has it’s own national symbols. The Channel Islands are no different and there’s a surprising array of animals ascribed to each island and their people.

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