Interested in climate change? A great place to start is Leonardo DiCaprio’s film Before the Flood. “Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate challenge presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.” Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General, United Nations. Well, we hope so . . .

Do you like to think? One of the things that fascinates me is why people make decisions they do, and in particular, why they make the bad ones. The answer can – partly at least – be found in Daniel Kahnemann’s excellent book Thinking, Fast and Slow. Recommended read – but there are things you can find on the internet too, e.g. a talk he gave at Google, and a documentary.

Arts in Swindon

Swindon may have a reputation for being characterless, but it ain’t so. Because the town has grown so quickly the stuff may be harder to find, but it’s out there. Here are a few locally-themed links. If anyone has suggestions for anything to add, let me know via the Contact page.