Month: March 2019

EQ 7 TIME AND SPACE (LOGO): Stephen Hawking, Parsifal and Space-Time

Note: March 2020. A YouTube video about the EQ logo, the Golden Ratio – Phi – and the Fibonacci series is delayed by lockdown. Meanwhile, enjoy a 2017 memoir and excursion into time, space and music…

Stephen Hawking is 75! Indomitable doesn’t come close to describing his life.

He became a research fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge shortly before I joined as an undergraduate. Continue reading

EQ 8 TIME AND SPACE (ZOOM): Earthrise. Blue Marble. Pale Blue Dot. A triptych.

Equinoxes are the ideal time to exercise the habit of zooming out into space and back in our imaginations. It’s a good, humbling way of sensing our interdependence, of our equality-under-the-sun. This is from a reading given at St Clement Danes Church, London, in the 2018 Christmas Concert of the young choir Coro.

Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit and head up and out into deeper space. The astronauts were Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders and they orbited the moon ten times during December 24, 1968. Continue reading