Bollards and kerbs

The Dutch Bicycle Design Guide 2016 (CROW) states that bollards kill. A high proportion of elderly and disabled people cycle in the Netherlands and a common often serious incident is crashing into bollards, in twilight dark or wet, both in paths and at the side of paths. It seems these incidents were not bing recorded properly… Continue reading Bollards and kerbs

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The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo and a Tale of Three Cathedrals

Once upon a time, a strange Amazonian god sent me a package of words entitled “Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought by Ann Moss.1 I have recently had three male relatives from the generation older than me die, and there were some interesting commonalities in their lives.  One was a physics professor, one… Continue reading The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo and a Tale of Three Cathedrals

How to govern

A policy or strategy must have and demonstrate three things: it is internally logical, it must demonstrate clearly its context and relationships, it must be humane, fun, intriguing, paradoxical, of zen, puzzling, open, enabling. 🙂

The New Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo

This is surprisingly easy to construct. At its centre are three things, infinity, nothing and their dance. These three items are very widely discussed. Godel Escher Bach. Complexity and non-linearity, a universe from nothing. It will be necessary to reinvent our classification systems. Dewey cannot manage this and in fact actively prevents us working and… Continue reading The New Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo

The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo

Once upon a time, a strange amazonian god sent me a package of words entitled "Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought by Ann Moss. This collection of alphabetized symbols spoke of another collection entitled The Art of Memory by Frances Yates. This collection notes the scribed utterances of someone called Jonathan Miller (all… Continue reading The Memory Theatre of Giulio Camillo

Reforming highways law and cycling

I formally submitted the following to the Law Commission. I suggest it is noted ... 1st Floor, Tower ​52 Queen Anne’s Gate London SW1H 9AG 020 3334 0200 ​ programme@lawcommission.gsi.gov.uk Dear consultee Thank you for taking an interest in this consultation for our 13th Programme of law reform. Your contribution will play a vital part… Continue reading Reforming highways law and cycling