Friday, July 12, 2013

Six of the Best 368

Carl Minns draws on the experience of a scheme run in Hull to conclude that banning packed lunches in school may do more harm than good.

John Hyde, writing for The Law Society Gazette, believes Channel 4 was wrong to screen The Murder Trial: "If you really want to know how a court operates, go and sit in one."

"The Fukushima nuclear plant is likely leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean and has been doing so ever since the disaster began in March 2011, the head of Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority revealed on Wednesday." Read more on Common Dreams

A plaque commemorating the Victorian cross-dressers Boulton and Park, a.k.a. Stella and Fanny, has been installed in Wakefield Street, London W1, reports Anterotesis.

The Renaissance Mathematicus introduces us to Roger Cotes, son of the rector of Burbage in Leicestershire, who was a Cambridge mathematician Roger Cotes at the age of 33 in 1716.

Adventures Close to Home discovers the remains of the Oakham Canal.

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