About the IrregularsThe Occam’s Typewriter Irregulars is a place for guest bloggers to write. Some of these writers might in time have their own blog on OT; others might simply have been invited (or they asked!) to contribute a one- (or two- or three-) off post. Enjoy!
- Old Nutt’s new fangled Ale
- Those poor beleaguered bees! Now they’re being confused by diesel fumes. Or are they?
- The UK and New Zealand: two very different approaches to the problems of “legal highs”.
- Next time you see Nelson’s Column, think of Dartmoor
- She laments, sir,….. her husband goes this morning a-birding
- Philip Strange on Old Nutt’s new fangled Ale
- Cromercrox on Old Nutt’s new fangled Ale
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Bees are having a hard time. Pathogens, insecticides and loss of habitat are all thought to be contributing to a decline in their numbers. Now a potential new threat has been added to the “perfect storm” threatening these insects. A group at … Continue reading
In many people’s minds, the county of Devon is synonymous with cream teas, cider and summer holidays so it may come as a surprise to hear that Devon has its fair share of social problems. Over the past few months … Continue reading
Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country in the south of England but despite the wildness, the human imprint is never far away. For many years, the moor has been exploited by industry which has shaped the … Continue reading
The book stall consisted of at least six large tables covered with all kinds and all sizes of books. Judging from the number of people milling around the stall, there was quality here although the prices (50p for paperbacks and … Continue reading
Beekeeping in a busy city centre? It doesn’t sound right to me, but there’s a growing trend to put beehives on the vacant roofs of city centre shops and museums. I recently had a chance to find out what’s behind … Continue reading
Dittisham and the River Dart A few miles before it meets the sea, the River Dart enjoys several wide meanders through beautiful South Devon countryside. Near the village of Dittisham, however, mariners must be aware of a dangerous obstacle, the … Continue reading
“Within five minutes I was tripping my balls off, trying to call friends for help, but I couldn’t use my phone. My heart rate was going up and I started to panic. …. I found myself in the street. The … Continue reading
The prospect of a weekend with some warmer weather sends us Brits in to a frenzy of outdoor eating. So, in this spirit, and ignoring the light rain, I went searching for our barbecue and found it under a pile … Continue reading
Following on from Sylvia McLain’s recent post on Richard Dawkins, here is more on evolution. My piece concerns Alfred Russel Wallace, who was intimately involved in the early thinking on this topic. The timing of the two pieces is entirely … Continue reading