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1
Jan
Nat Geo 125 - Chris Johns - Kalahari

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 64 (January 2014)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sacred Treasure

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1
Dec
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 63 (December 2013)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Nov
rainbow favela

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 62 (November 2013)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Oct
Your rainbow panorama - Olafur Eliasson

Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 61 (October 2013)

Sacred Treasure

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30
Sep
The Weather Project by Olafur Eliasson (Tate Modern 2004) taken by John Carter

The humiliation of incarnation… Iain Banks somehow, surprisingly, gets it… sort of

Iain Banks (known as Iain M Banks when he’s writing science fiction) had the most extraordinarily fertile imagination. It was one of the reasons his books have been so loved and respected. His last SF book before he died of cancer in June at only 59 was The Hydrogen Sonata, in his Culture series. I’d not read any of his books before but was very struck by the way people talked about him over the summer, and so decided to make amends. Well, I certainly dived into the deep end.

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1
Sep
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 60 (September 2013)

Sacred Treasure

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Aug
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 59 (August 2013)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Jul
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 58 (July 2013)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Jun
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 57 (June 2013)

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1
May
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 56 (May 2013)

A brief plug before this outing. Someone asked how I keep track of various internet things. My secret is the wonder that is Pocket. People send me stuff or I see stuff on my RSS reader (NetNewsWire if you’re interested), and then I click pocket in the browser – and can then check them out off-line on my phone on trains and tubes etc. Simple really – so there you are.

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7
Apr
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 55 (April 2013)

Oooooops – this is seriously late!! Many apologies. Been rather a busy week and completely forgot to post this!

Sacred Treasure

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1
Mar
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 54 (March 2013)

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1
Feb
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 53 (February 2013)

Sacred Treasure

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Jan
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 52 (January 2013)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s to a great 2013!

Sacred Treasure

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1
Dec
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 51 (December 2012)

Sacred Treasure

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1
Nov
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 50 (November 2012)

Wow – how about that!? The 50th map of monthly treasure!

Enjoy…

Sacred Treasure

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18
Oct
60second adventures

60-second adventures in religion

I can’t remember who told me about these, but they’re fab. The Open University Religious Studies is obviously plugging its wares – but fair enough. The results are wonderful and very useable in all kinds of places I suspect – wryly humoured animation with the added bonus is the wonderfully-suited satirical voice of David Mitchell. Read more »

16
Oct
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I Am The MOST IMPORTANT Person I’ve Ever Met

Which is a title sufficiently conceited to put anyone off reading this post. But let’s face it – it’s a not uncommon attitude. It lies at the heart of individualism, that pervasiveness western sickness that lies at the root of so many of our ills. It was the title I had in our current series, Great Lies of Our Time (I’m assured that the talks were not allotted because of some particular problem that needed addressing in each speaker – but who can say for sure?).

You can now download the talk here.

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1
Oct
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Q marks the spot – Treasure Map 49 (October 2012)

Sacred Treasure

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11
Sep
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Cynicism or Criticism? Developing an integrated mind at University

This is an update of a talk I gave nearly 15 years ago to some students back in Sheffield. My aim was to help them avoid the classic polar mistakes of either avoiding the intellectual challenges of university or being swamped by them altogether. There are all kinds of other joys, opportunities and challenges when people first go to uni, and so intellectual development is only one aspect of what needs thinking about. But I fear it is often overlooked altogether.

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