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Beryl Burton

Beryl Burton was an English cyclist who won more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles. On 17 September 1967, at the UK National Time Trial, Beryl rode a staggering 277.25 miles in 12 hours around the lanes of Yorkshire. This was a world record for both men and women! It was two [...]

‘Knowing’ comes before ‘knowing we know’

Last year I sent out a tweet: ‘We can’t see what we can’t see until we can’. As ever, I was commenting on something that suddenly had become blindingly obvious to me. I was reflecting on how I had come to ‘know’ something and realised that it had ‘come upon [...]

The head Barbie girl is in the house

The head Barbie girl is in the house and her legacy is secured! As Katie Price, aka Jordan enters the CBB House (Celebrity Big Brother) in full princess regalia I am left reflecting on the impact her young life has had on a generation. Jordan was the first Page Three girl, she was the first glamour [...]

Drowning in bureaucracy

It seems to me that Britain is drowning in bureaucracy. Maybe it is happening in other parts of the world too. We have people called civil servants who often understand neither of these two words – they aren’t civil, and they don’t act as if they are servants of the people. Far too often they [...]

Fresh Starts

The thrill of New Year’s Day is the prospect of a clean slate. After all the holiday indulgence, we set ourselves new goals, resolutions which feel hopeful and energizing. And we earnestly set about to meeting these goals with a spirited determination. Soon, however, nature proves out and ideals [...]
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