Monthly Archives: April 2013

Afghanistan: The Hopeless Military Adventure

Writing a reflective piece on Afghanistan is no easy task, it a contentious and controversial subject made only more so by almost weekly reports of western troops falling at the hands of the insurgency present in the country. However, because it is such a prominent current event with deep seated historical roots it requires some […]

Film Review – Iron Man 3

Film Review: Iron Man 3 Director: Shane Black Producer: Kevin Feige Production Studio: Marvel Studios Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gywneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Ben Kingsley Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr), emotionally scarred by the events which nearly claimed his life during his battle alongside ‘The Avengers’, is forced back into action […]

One small nation that keeps making history…

New Zealand’s parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.  Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby groups. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-22184232 New Zealand, my foster nation, has made history yet again by legalising same-sex marriage nationwide. For such a small nation New Zealand has […]

An Update

Just a small update, I’m snowed under with revision for my end-of-year exams and have subsequently been unable to get much done in the way of blogging. The exams themselves I’m not too concerned about but I’m keen to finish my first year at University on a high! I’ll do my utmost to get some […]

Gentleman of Science: Michael Faraday

History has many paradoxes but one that I feel is the most ironic and fitting is that the ‘Great Men of Science’ such as Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, and Albert Einstein have all been religious men as well as scientists. Science and religion have never been on the best of terms with one another in […]