Living in the past?

Living in the past?

The tragic death of Charlie Watts on August 24th came when he was a respectable 80, nothing like the out of the blue shockwaves that marked the passing of some of his musical peers in the 27 club. Whilst 80 might be argued to be a respectable age (particularly for...

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£1 Billion extension to the Northern Line opening September 20th

£1 Billion extension to the Northern Line opening September 20th

Two new stations in Battersea on the Northern Line are set to open on September 20, with work costing £1 billion. Transport for London has confirmed the Northern Line extension will include a station at Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms – the home to the famous Sky Pool. The...

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Innovation Angst and the Pleasures of Sustainability

Innovation Angst and the Pleasures of Sustainability

In the 1970s I visited a Victorian castle in South Wales where I saw clear evidence of planned obsolescence. I was staying as a guest of the people who lived there, whose ancestors had built the place, and in the late 19th century had installed electricity. Large parts of the...

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