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Amanda Ure
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English Spelling And History
Two things annoy me about how we write in this country.  One of them is our insistence on refusing to count in duodecimal.  We count in tens, like most of the rest of the world, and we have decimal currency and metric units, again like the rest of the world...
Two things annoy me about how we write in this country. One of them is our insistence on refusing to count in duodecimal. We count in tens, like most of the rest of the world, and we have decimal currency and metric units, ...
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Dreamed-Up Alphabets
The last entry on this blog  mentioned Vai.  Sarada complained that this was an unwarranted irrelevance, but a while after writing it I realised that the example makes quite an interesting story in connection with autonomous learning and invention. The Vai ...
The last entry on this blog mentioned Vai. Sarada complained that this was an unwarranted irrelevance, but a while after writing it I realised that the example makes quite an interesting story in connection with autonomous l...
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Degrees, Minutes And Seconds
Here's a printable 360 degree protractor: If you print this on plastic film and cut it out, you will have a protractor.  This to me is a tiny example of how post-scarcity would work because although you could in theory go down the local stationer's and buy ...
Here's a printable 360 degree protractor: If you print this on plastic film and cut it out, you will have a protractor. This to me is a tiny example of how post-scarcity would work because although you could in theory go ...
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Sic Transit Mercurius Monday
This afternoon, there was a transit of Mercury.  That is, from our perspective the planet Mercury passed in front of the Sun.  This happens at seven, thirty-three and thirteen year intervals, in either May or November, and takes up to three hours.  If I rem...
This afternoon, there was a transit of Mercury. That is, from our perspective the planet Mercury passed in front of the Sun. This happens at seven, thirty-three and thirteen year intervals, in either May or November, and ta...
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Introduction To Home Education
This coming Monday, I'll be giving a talk on home ed at my church You And Me friendship group,  As I'm aiming for it to be an informative introduction for the general public, I thought I'd also put roughly what I'm going to say here. The popular American te...
This coming Monday, I'll be giving a talk on home ed at my church You And Me friendship group, As I'm aiming for it to be an informative introduction for the general public, I thought I'd also put roughly what I'm going to s...
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Indigo Children
I'm going to try to plough a middle furrow here.  There are people who are very into the idea of indigo children and there are others who regard them as mumbo-jumbo.  I don't really fall into either camp, as usual. Science fiction, although generally about ...
I'm going to try to plough a middle furrow here. There are people who are very into the idea of indigo children and there are others who regard them as mumbo-jumbo. I don't really fall into either camp, as usual. Science f...
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Education
  • University of Leicester
    Philosophy, 1985 - 1988
  • University of Warwick
    Continental Philosophy, 1989 - 1990
  • College of Phytotherapy
    Medical Herbalism, 1994 - 1999
  • Open University
    Psychology, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Wales, Lampeter
    CCD, 2009 - 2010
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Female
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Esther, formerly Ruth
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Incredibly boring.
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Amazingly unsuccessful.
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Herbalist, home educator
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  • Herbalist
    Herbalist, home educator, 1994 - present
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Canterbury
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