Washminster

Washminster
Washminster

Sunday, 30 June 2013

The Coming Week in Strasbourg

This short video (sub-titles in English) sets out the coming week at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

GATSBY LE MAGNIFIQUE

Current French Films

I saw an interesting interview and preview of this film - currently on general release in France.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Westminster's Archaeology

I was down in London yesterday - and stopped in the Museum of London. I'm so excited - I bought the report entitled "The royal palace, abbey and town of Westminster on Thorney Island: Archaeological excavations (1991-8) for the London Underground Limited Jubilee Extension Project". A bit of a mouthful, but what a find. It has maps of the area from prehistory to the modern day. It is possible (thanks to photocopying onto transparencies) to compare each period with the modern streets and buildings. It gives such an insight into the way the area developed (and why).

I hope to share some of the findings over coming weeks.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Prehistoric London


View Prehistoric Animals in London in a larger map

Even before humans were running around London - there were a number of prehistoric animals in the area. This map shows the highlights (the larger map is interactive) amongst the finds.