“OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free educational resources and inviting all to sample courses that our registered students take – for free!”
What more could you want, credibility and no fee :)
They have a huge range of courses covering almost every subject area I can think of. They are to be fair sometimes taken from now retired versions of full price courses; yet for all that they are still really useful. A free certificate of participation appears to come with most of them too.
And the humongous tortoise? A course on evolution, so Darwin – Galápagos – giant tortoises 😊
Writing a blog on the history of coffee!! :)
In all honesty and fairness, I set out to write a blog on the history of coffee. A bit ambitious perhaps, but I will decide how to best approach it and look for that soon! I have been reading alot of books on coffee including two rare copies that I have from William Ukers (printed in the 1890’s). The guy was a huge coffee historian and buff.
For now, their is a poem that I came across written in 1587 by Sheik Ansari Djezeri Hanball Abd-al-Kadir. Yes, that is the guys whole name! You really can’t make this stuff up. In any case maybe such long name instilled a way with words upon the young Sheik. Enjoy!
“Oh Coffee, you dispel the worries of the Great, you point the way to those who have wandered from the path of knowledge. Coffee is the drink of the friends of…
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Hailed as the greatest pickpocket in the world, Apollo Robbins studies the quirks of human behavior as he steals your watch.
A Pickpocket’s Tale is an article from the New Yorker on Robbins, that goes into some detail about his past, and how the legendary pickpocket is now working with neuroscientists, and the military, on perception.
A student of philosophy is walking alongside their philosophy tutor, when the tutor sees two people arguing. They are at the top of their respective houses leaning out of the windows. The houses are jettied out over the street, so that the two can easily hear each other.
The philosopher pauses and says to the student, “Those two will never agree.” Continue reading “A philosophy jest”