Category Archives: Sociology

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Mr Dawkins. Respect.

The most inspirational thinker of his generation, the man who taught me that a social science was also a natural science (& v.v.). In honour, from The Edge.org Thank you Mr (Sir) Dawkins, you are the exemplar scientist of our

Umbrella Dreams

I find this film inspirational, the voices of young people speaking for themselves, their society and their ideals. The protestors in HK have drawn a fair amount of criticism from those in the West, rather unfair criticism given that it

Umbrella Dreams

I find this film inspirational, the voices of young people speaking for themselves, their society and their ideals. The protestors in HK have drawn a fair amount of criticism from those in the West, rather unfair criticism given that it

On Blake and Legacy

During the past year I have become increasingly interested in photography (I post photos at TrumpVictus), this has then led to an interest in painting. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a paintbrush for the first time in

On Blake and Legacy

During the past year I have become increasingly interested in photography (I post photos at TrumpVictus), this has then led to an interest in painting. A couple of weeks ago I picked up a paintbrush for the first time in

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

A brief visit back to Hong Kong this week gave me an opportunity to go down to the protest site to see what is going on first hand. I often hear the cry (from people of my age) that ‘young

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

A brief visit back to Hong Kong this week gave me an opportunity to go down to the protest site to see what is going on first hand. I often hear the cry (from people of my age) that ‘young

Why I won’t be taking The Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s great that the Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) has raised $88.5million, it’s great that it’s raised awareness, and it’s great that many people have found joy in philanthropy. However, (and this is a big however) let’s stop and think for

Why I won’t be taking The Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s great that the Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) has raised $88.5million, it’s great that it’s raised awareness, and it’s great that many people have found joy in philanthropy. However, (and this is a big however) let’s stop and think for

3 suggestions for UK response to IS

Mr Cameron cut short his holiday to formulate a UK response to the growing strength of Islamic State in Syria & Iraq (IS). The video of the beheading of James Foley has been shared online (by some very depraved individuals),

3 suggestions for UK response to IS

Mr Cameron cut short his holiday to formulate a UK response to the growing strength of Islamic State in Syria & Iraq (IS). The video of the beheading of James Foley has been shared online (by some very depraved individuals),

Ferguson & Psycho-linguistics

I’ve been rather disappointed by much of the media reporting of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri over the last few days. Many of the UK/US media outlets have framed the story according to two main narratives. The first story arc

Ferguson & Psycho-linguistics

I’ve been rather disappointed by much of the media reporting of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri over the last few days. Many of the UK/US media outlets have framed the story according to two main narratives. The first story arc