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The Olympics and Life: Applauding Winners and “Losers”

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Where there are winners there are also losers. Is this really what humankind is all about? Last Saturday a young man by the name of Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah – ‘Mo’ to the majority of the world’s population – ran … Continue reading

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit in No Ordinary Park

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It’s been a long wait but it was worth it. When we took this photograph during the 2012 Olympics, we were disappointed to discover that the ArcelorMittal Orbit wouldn’t be formally opened to visitors until Spring 2014. We’ve now had … Continue reading

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Ebacc, Physical Intelligence and Children’s Rights

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The government’s determination to press ahead with the creation of something it calls the English Baccalaureate is continuing to meet with opposition. Opponents of the Ebacc say that it’s essentially an attempt to differentiate between what the government sees as … Continue reading

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Sports, Personalities, Characters, Intelligences

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There was a tremendous amount of interest in this year’s BBC sports review/awards programme last night – “BBC (UK) Sports Personality of the Year” – which was won by the amazing Bradley Wiggins. http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/shortcuts/2012/dec/17/bbc-sports-personality-of-year-2012-best-moments http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/20748902 We’ve written some fulsome praise … Continue reading

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Photo Blog – Anish Kapoor’s Orbit – Olympic Park – Public Art

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To give it its full name, it’s Anish Kapoor‘s Arcelor Mittal Orbit. It’s been called a lot worse things than that. For the sake of brevity let’s just call it the Orbit. If anyone doubts Anish Kapoor’s credentials as an … Continue reading

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Photo Blog – the Olympic Park – Part One

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  This was our first visit to the Olympic Park, and our first set of photographs taken within the site.

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The Spirit to Play and Physical Intelligence

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Yesterday there was an announcement about a concert that’s going to take place on the opening day of the Olympics in London . . . and our spirits swiftly sank. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17896786 http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/01/duran-duran-olympics-opening-concert   (+ comments) Duran Duran are to play a … Continue reading

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