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Why I Love All the Stations

Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe, sickened by 2016, resolved to do something, anything. The thing they resolved to do was visit all of the UK’s  stations over the spring and summer of 2017, and to make ‘a documentary’ about the trip.

Here are the Rules, and what counts as a station ; http://allthestations.co.uk/about/

There are 2563 stations, between Penzance and Wick. The . . . → Read More: Why I Love All the Stations

Marchant, Pembroke… (well, SDUC Lampeter, the Poly of Wales, Lancaster and Birmingham City University, really)

On Wednesday evening I did a talk with Richard Beard under the auspices of the National Academy of Writing at Pembroke College, Cambridge, England, Yurp. The college were kind enough to invite my wife too.

To say the college made a fuss of us would be an understatement. They could not have been lovelier. The Senior Tutor Mark Wormald took time out from an insanely . . . → Read More: Marchant, Pembroke… (well, SDUC Lampeter, the Poly of Wales, Lancaster and Birmingham City University, really)

Quiz, home and away

I like a quiz, me, and so does my sainted wife. We met at a pub quiz, and impressed one another early on with our quiz credentials; she had been on the Trinity College team on University Challenge, and was a grand finalist on 15 to 1, whereas I have twice been the subject of a question on University Challenge, have QM-ed all over the . . . → Read More: Quiz, home and away.