An education you can’t refuse

The problem with education these days is that it costs so much. Or so I thought until a few days ago. It was then I came across a free online resource from the Open University.  Now, since its foundation in the 60’s, the OU has been one of the jewels in the British higher education. Because, established as it was to serve the era of  … Continue reading An education you can’t refuse

Public Libraries – future community hubs?

Where do men go on Saturday? Good question! In the past, it would have been football matches, golf courses and those ‘of a certain age’ the bowling club. But the public library – come off it! Well so I thought until visiting my local book lender this Saturday morning. And it was packed out with males; some on laptops, others browsing the newspapers and more … Continue reading Public Libraries – future community hubs?

Sod’s Laws of Website Authoring

Having tried to split the Church website in two last night for ease of maintenance, I found the following website authoring rules came into play: 1. What you think will take 30 minutes takes 4 hours. 2. The simpler the apparent change, the more likelier it is to bring down the whole house of cards. 3. The software never has the feature you desperately need. … Continue reading Sod’s Laws of Website Authoring