By Act of Parliament 1603: One Mulberry Tree


A stone plaque which reads By Act of Parliament 1603 One Mulberry Tree

Welcome to my descent into a mulberry-induced madness. As I was wandering through to quaint European town of Woodstock, I noticed a most intriguing plaque affixed to one of the houses. This seems like a curiously specific act to pass! This house is № 28 High Street - so why would Parliament pass an act […] Read More

Asymmetric Latency


Engraving The Confusion of Tongues by Gustave Doré

I've just finished reading the most wonderful short story - Tower of Babylon by Ted Chiang. In it, he speculates on what would happen if The Tower of Babel were completed. For those unfamiliar with the legend, it tells of a people who tried to build a tower tall enough to reach the heavens. The […] Read More

Bletchley Park


Train Station sign welcome to Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park stands as a testament to the power of mathematics. It represents the idea that brains, not brawn, are vital to winning any conflict. Like many Brits, I learned about the Second World War at school. I devoured books - fiction and non - about the war. What interested me wasn't the tales of […] Read More