Author Archives: Colin Clews

Sunflowers, Science and Sexual Politics

These are my Alan Turing Sunflowers. To be more precise, they’re the sunflowers I’ve planted as part of an international science experiment to mark the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. Alan Turing was a scientist with a brilliant mind. He’s … Continue reading

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S’warm Weather

This long period of cold and wet weather has been an uncertain time in terms of beekeeping. Normally at this time of year the queen is furiously laying eggs to get the colony up to maximum size which, in turn, … Continue reading

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Gay in the 80s

Perhaps it’s a sign of my advancing years but I’m taking an increasing interest in gay history. What’s more (and slightly worrying) is the realisation that I was actually involved in some of it! The bit that I was most … Continue reading

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The extraordinary art of Roberto Ferri

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Elvis and me

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Noddy and me

Some years ago, while working as a freelance journalist in Australia, I met a man called Robert Tyndall. He’s not a household name by any stretch of the imagination but he did do a lot of work on developing a … Continue reading

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Back in the USSR

It’s 34 years to the day that I flew to what was then the USSR as part of a study tour for my Politics degree. I’ve recently unearthed the photos I took during that time and will post them in … Continue reading

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