Monthly Archives: December 2008

Our Christmas Cracker

The traditional Christmas cracker usually contains a joke, a paper hat and a toy, and goes off with a bang. Metric Views, in its cracker, has an anecdote about a Christmas Fair, links to two radio programmes, and a video with … Continue reading

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Will science training for MPs help?

A report in the Times that new MPs are to get some scientific training poses the question: will this help them to understand why we need to scrap non-scientific imperial units and embrace the modern metric system? (Article based on … Continue reading

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National Consumer Week – an underwhelming event?

The event ran from 17 to 21 November. If it passed you by, then you are not alone. One of our regular contributors, Philip Bladon, provides this comment. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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