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Songs from the Nationals

For the last four years I’ve been running a D&D/Pathfinder game for the Student Nationals. To make the game more fun, I’ve started making props for the players – last year they were given Beholder deely boppers: This year, microphones: … Continue reading

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Helping science

Many years ago, I used to sell items on eBay for friends and co-workers. Some of the items which didn’t sell are still cluttering up the loft, over a decade on. One piece of electronics I decided to dust off … Continue reading

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Dr Strange at the movies

It must be getting on for nearly 40 years since I last read a Dr Strange story and that would have been a reprint of the earlier 1960s US comic as backup feature in Marvel UK’s “The Avengers”. I found the … Continue reading

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Library Pub Quiz!

As part of the 30 years anniversary for the central library in Reading, they held a Summer Quiz tonight. £4 to get in which, as usual, paid for booze and prizes. Sadly, I was driving so stuck to the apple … Continue reading

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Poor stay at the London Docklands Ramada

It always amazes how there can sometimes be such a difference between the neat appearance of a hotel’s front desk and the room you get. First thing we noticed when we opened the door to our room was the smell. … Continue reading

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Café Scientifique – “What is Dark Matter?”

Professor Justin Reed from University of Surrey gave a good entry-level presentation on dark matter to a pretty full Monroe’s. Since its discovery by the Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky in the 1930′s, dark matter has continued to capture the public … Continue reading

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Cake–it’s a Northern thing

Had an enjoyable evening at a local quiz night for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was to raise awareness of a group of local women taking part in next month’s 26.2 mile Stonehenge-to-Avebury Trekathon and to raise additional money for … Continue reading

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