The Scandalization of Punctuation: Dot. Dot. Dot.

Back in early autumn last year, I came across the¬†Brilliant Club, a charity which sends researchers into schools, teaching their work to 14-year olds. The groups are small, and half of the participants come from less advantaged backgrounds. The kids visit your institution at the beginning and at the end of the seven-weeks course, write […]

Damnable Practices?

Damnable Practices, 1619, a ballad from the Pepys collection, via English Broadside Ballad Archive, EBBA 20058. The article pointed towards some fascinating knee-jerk responses by our bodies to danger, such as something looking like a spider over-riding inattentional blindness, that is, us not noticing something obvious if we are focussing on something else (that gorilla-basketball experiment). […]