Radcliffe Camera and Churches

We head towards the end of our journey. We head past the Sheldonian and onto the Radcliffe Camera and St Mary’s Church. The Bodleian as mentioned last week, is a gigantic library, in the heart of Oxford City Centre. To get access to the University books, anyone can join, but it is easier if you…

Coffee and quacks

As we move along the widening streets of Oxford, and into the heart of the city centre we go past two of Britain’s oldest coffee shops. Both with a curious look into the past. (A potential future of Star Bucks…) Established in the U.K. around 1650/52, the coffee shop was something originally open to all…

Into the unknown

Is it a big deal to jump into the unknown? Or is it a simple opening of a new chapter? The reason I’m writing this piece is that I’ve handed in my notice to my work, booked flights back to Sicily and will leave my online work December 31st. I’ve written before about facing your…

Archimedes. Never bring a knife to a mathematician fight.

Archimedes, a man of Ortigia, Siracusa, Sicily, Greece and Italy. Over the weeks I have been here, it is truly amazing as to how much History is embedded into the rock and architecture of the city and its surrounding outskirts. No matter how deep you dig and delve there is still more to find. This…

Food, thought and Philosophy.

A gem of thought was uncovered to me this week. Last week I discussed some ideas of bravery or courage. I had signed up for some university style seminars on Plato and philosophy, which were to be hosted on the Island of Ortigia. http://www.fontearetusa.org (An island he had visited on 2 or 3 occasions.) I…