One Bonkers May Day Tradition That Needs To Stop

Oxford May Day has several traditions associated with it, one of which is Oxford people gathering around the Great Tower of Magdalen College at 6am to listen to the choir sing and then proceeding to Magdalen Bridge where they jump off into the River Cherwell – only 2 feet deep! Needless to say there have…

St George’s Day – The Reputation of Dragons

Dragons have historically been the personification of evil. In the story of St. George the dragon is the representation of the devil; dragons do not have a good reputation. Fast forward to today and to mention the word dragon conjures up images of a line of five stern faced millionaire entrepreneurs whose reputations are very…

Running A Marathon – Do You Just Turn Up & Run Or Do You Prepare?

Prepare to win So it’s the London Marathon on Sunday and my fitter colleagues inform me that you can’t just enter these things without some preparation. Anything in life is like this especially if you run a business. You’ve done your market research, you have a product or service people want, at a price they’re…

We are here because of a resurrection….well nearly.

There is a period in the earth’s history that is very pertinent to us today: the Palaeocene Eocene boundary.  Fifty five million years ago the earth witnessed temperatures 8⁰C warmer than today’s average. The Palaeocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), as it is known, lasted 200,000 years and was preceded by 20,000 years of rising carbon…

Money, Money, Money….. Tallow vs Palm Oil VS Animals vs Environment

The new £5 notes were launched last year and the paper note will be withdrawn 5th May this year. The plastic note provides lots of new benefits; they are durable, washable and are more difficult to rip it can therefore be assumed that they will last longer (that’s the idea anyway). However, has this been…