Author Archives: malbell

About malbell

I am a retired Teaching and Learning Consultant. Previously I was a Primary school headteacher and deputy headteacher. I enjoy reading, doing MOOCs and learning new things.

Seing through photographs

  I have just completed an excellent Coursera MOOC called “Seeing Through Photographs” that was put on by the Museum Of Modern Art in New York.  I thoroughly enjoyed loking at the various ways that professional photographers have ben able … Continue reading

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Blue Planet 2

I have just watched the last, highly emotional episode of yet another David Attenborough/BBC natural world series “Blue Planet 2”. Like so many people I feel that I have almost grown up with Attenborough, following his early efforts to find … Continue reading

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The Runaway Species

Here is the review I have written on Amazon.com about the book “The Runaway Species” by Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman. 

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Not broken; just neurologically outnumbered. A review of “Neurotribes” by Steve Silberman

This is a very good book. It tackles the subject of autism and goes into it in some detail. Specifically, it is a history of how autism has travelled from being treated as a form of madness, to an illness, … Continue reading

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Star Trek or Mad Max?

This post is a review of the book “The Driver In The Driverless Car” by Vivek Wadhwa and Alex Salkever. This book is an investigation into all aspects of the most recent developments in technology. It takes in Artificial Intelligence … Continue reading

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Arsenal players I admired

The title of this post will no doubt surprise many people who know me. This is because I was brought up in a family that supports the other “tribe” in North London and are supposed to have a continuing animosity … Continue reading

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The human spirit will soar free

I have become a convert to synchronicity. The above sums up what has recently happened to me. I was alerted through a Tweet to an RSA talk by a Human Rights Barrister called Dexter Dias: I was impressed enough by … Continue reading

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