Thursday, 31 May 2012


ways of seeing


a history of violence

things ain't what they used to be:

BBC Radio 4 - Things Ain't What They Used To Be

the better angels of our nature

A History of Violence Edge Master Class 2011 |

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined: Steven Pinker: 9780670022953: Books


the monarchy

'Banksy' boy worker image on Poundland shop wall

The image in Whymark Avenue

Diamond Jubilee v Republican Britain

 Republic making placards   

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012
Jubilees and other milestones
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was marked with a spectacular central weekend, a series of regional tours throughout the United Kingdom by Her Majesty and Commonwealth visits undertaken by other members of the Royal family in support of The Queen.
The Central Weekend
Saturday 2 June, 2012
The Queen attended the Epsom Derby.
Sunday 3 June, 2012The Big Jubilee Lunch: Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, people were encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: This event took place on the Thames and consisted of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh travelled in the Royal Barge which formed the centrepiece of the flotilla.
Monday 4 June, 2012BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace: A host of famous faces came together to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace. Find out more
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons: A network of 2,012 Beacons will be lit by communities and individuals throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Commonwealth. As in 2002, The Queen will light the National Beacon. Find out more
Tuesday 5 June, 2012On Tuesday 5 June, the Diamond Jubilee weekend culminated with a day of celebrations in central London, including a service at St Paul’s Cathedral followed by two receptions, a lunch at Westminster Hall, a Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace and finally a Balcony appearance, Flypast, and Feu de Joie.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 2012

the internet

the internet and reading:

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the internet and networks:

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