This talk was delivered with considerable authority given Dr Windridge’s background and gave a real insight into the development and possible future of fusion power.
Without it we wouldn’t be here at all, as it is responsible for Earth’s creation and ongoing development, which includes us as temporary tenants, and one day in the far future it will likely be responsible for the destruction of the Solar System when it runs out of hydrogen, becomes a red giant which will likely swallow us up before collapsing inward, exploding and throwing the remaining planets into space after roasting them and drenching them with huge amounts of radiation that even Factor 5 million sunscreen and a duffle coat wouldn’t stop.
Astronomy is one of the rich mix of influences on the Scottish composer Eddie McGuire, in conversation with astronomer Dr Anne-Marie Weijmans and trumpeter and conductor Bede Williams, both from St Andrews University.
The original remnants were recovered in 1901 from the wreck of a Roman ship off the island of Antikythera in Greece, giving it its name. Initially it looked just like a mass of bronze and wood, corroded after its time under the sea, and was largely ignored as it looked too complex to be contemporary with the other finds in the ship, and was thought to be from a much later period.
Missing only a full moon, the lonesome wail of a coyote and a fire with a coffee pot on it, The Driftwood Cowboys performed to a packed Thursday night Orkney Club crowd, taking us on a journey through Cowboy musical culture.
Orkney’s ferries are ageing and fuel-prodigal – but what can replace them? Could it be new energy-efficient ships, or bridges or tunnels or causeways – or a mix of all the various options?
On Friday June 30th the archaeological dig at The Cairns in South Ronaldsay held an Open Day, giving the public a valuable opportunity to view the current work and to hear about the discoveries that have been made to date.
Norman Rushbrook has been Lighting Manager with the St. Magnus Festival, since 1978.
Last year Martin Laird and Fiona Grahame took on a project to record in filmed interviews a few of the untold stories of Orkney from those who were there at the time. Filmed over many months the interviews recount events from the 1970s to the present day.
On Sunday we received the sad news of the death from cancer of Ryuichi Sakamoto, the Japanese composer and musician, born in 1952.