Thought for the Week – subjunctive mood

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I came across a recommendation by Richard Sennett which took me by surprise – he suggests that we need to learn or relearn the art [Read More]

Bee Blogs – July 2016

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Forty-four tons of aluminium was installed at Kew Gardens. It is a a beehive-inspired structure produced by the artist Wolfgang Buttress in partnership with designer [Read More]

Thought for the Week – The non-human world.

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People deal with difficult times in very different ways. Oliver Sacks, the well known physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology, died last year. He [Read More]

Thought for the Week – Empathy

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An interesting experiment was carried out by Tania Singer at the Max Planck Institute on empathy. They exposed people to various tactile surfaces – they [Read More]

Thought for the Week – Life is difficult

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Scott Peck begins his book, The Road Less Travelled, with the line, ‘Life is difficult’. No one would dispute this fact. Suffering in some form, [Read More]

Bee Blogs – June 2016

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This morning, May 27th I saw my first clump of clover in West Cork.  It seems to flower ever earlier. The clump was set between [Read More]