Monthly Archives: May 2014

Late May caption competition

I had not realised how much time has passed since the last caption competition.  So here is a late May competition.  It is another picture from the occasion when I spoke at Imperial College.  (The photographer probably deserves a prize … Continue reading

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Not so brave

I was interested to see that Janet Yellen was recently confirmed as chair of the Federal Reserve in the USA.  I once chaired a meeting she addressed in London.  I am not sure why I was invited to chair it.   … Continue reading

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Coming up Trumps

The autobiography of Baroness Trumpington – Coming Up Trumps – is, I gather, proving a best-seller.   She has, characteristically, said that she did not write it and has not read it, but those who know her recognise the words as … Continue reading

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Too much or too little legislation?

Politicians variously complain that there is too much legislation and argue the case for reducing the volume, even having a moratorium on Bills being introduced for a year or two.  At the moment, parliamentarians are complaining that the session is … Continue reading

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The coat of arms

I have previously posted a picture of my coat of arms and explained the reasons for the various symbols used.  However, I have not explained its formal construction in heraldic terms.  I don’t know why, given how many of you … Continue reading

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