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The Gutenberg of people who are blind Born on 4th January 1809, Louis Braille's pivotal work changed the lives of blind and visually impaired people around the globe. Did you know Louis Braille himself, was blind? He was well motivated to develop better systems to assist blind people with reading and writing. His Braille system has become a worldwide standard that has opened up opportunities for anyone suffering from vision impairment. He has been described as the Gutenberg of people who are blind! (Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, and in doing so revolutionised communication...
Goodbye 2017 and HELLO 2018! What has 2018 got in store for all of us? This year, don't put too much pressure on yourself with unachievable resolutions. Here's some key notes for a more successful year. Have a clean out - you will be surprised just how invigorating this can be. Have a long, hard look at what you've been storing around the home over the past year. Did you use it or wear it last year? Donate, donate, donate! Keep a positive outlook . Try hard to push negative thoughts out of your mind. Set achievable goals! Please don't promise yourself you will build and fly a hot air balloon...
What Is Conversology? By Dr Charles Margerison "Conversology" - the study of the ways people discuss issues when exchanging information, and influencing others. A word that ends with the term ‘ology’ refers to an area of study. The study of psychology, biology, anthropology and other major areas have led to vital advances in knowledge and quality of life. The study of immunology has helped save millions of lives. The study of geology has led to the discovery of valuable materials. The study of sociology helps us to understand the structure of different societies and the implications for...
When we think of Scotland, we think of tartan, kilts, and the Loch Ness monster! Who would ever have thought that this is where one great engineer was inspired to invent one of our most viewed and used appliances - the Television! When problems crop up, we need solutions. When something needs to be improved, or made more efficient, we need innovative ideas and positive action. Why not discuss how the contribution made by a Scottish Engineer named John Logie Baird has changed our world. Really - what would we do with out the television, in terms of education, communication, and as a means of...
Born on September 22 in 1791, this English scientist, was a man of extraordinary ability. Although his biggest breakthrough was the invention of the electric motor, his endless pursuit of more knowledge resulted in even further important discoveries in electricity. He changed the way we work and play. With magnets, wire, paper and zinc - he altered the way we live and think. His fascination with chemistry, hydrocarbons and benzene, saw him produce technology the world had never seen. Take some time to explore his scientific career that spanned over 45 years. He dedicated his life to widening...
What was one of THE MOST important MEDICAL DISCOVERIES in history in September 1928? PENICILLIN - The most powerful of all antibiotics. It has changed the face of medicine in a profound way. Do you know who Alexander Fleming is? On 15th September 1928, he discovered Penicillin. It happened due to a lack of orderliness in his lab. The most powerful of all antibiotics, it has changed the face of medicine in a profound way. His initial work and publications on this started what was to become the development of one of the most important scientific and medical discoveries in history. Where would...
Celebrating Women of Achievement Month We have so much to celebrate together. Women are strong characters. When we hear the stories of amazing women who have had an impact on the direction the world has taken and the many legacies they have left behind, we can only gain much inspiration. This can help with goal setting and fuel the desire to achieve as they did. Their stories are uplifting. Inspiration So, who would you chose as a female that inspires you? We use that word a lot - 'inspiration'. It always captures what we intend to get across so perfectly. We would like to inspire women of...
A beacon of hope, humanity and compassion to all, Mother Teresa’s personal story will inspire many. Born 26 August 1910 - Happy Birthday! *Can she also inspire us in the workplace and education? "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one" With a rare sense of wisdom, destiny, courage and dedication , Mother Teresa left her native Albania to pursue the vocation of teaching in Calcutta, India. Unable to ignore the desperation of the needy and sick, Mother Teresa became a missionary. Today, she is credited with helping hundreds of thousands of the world’s poorest people and is...
Gabrielle Dorziat May 1912 My dear Coco, I thoroughly enjoyed our day together last week. That hat, my goodness darling, that hat I modeled for you? I must have it! All my friends are dying to see your next creations. My dear, they are waiting with great fervor to buy up all those beautiful hats. What am I to do? Ah, I must simply make you my exclusive milliner! Dearest Coco, what is that creative little mind of yours dreaming up today? All my friends are saying that you will be famous one day! Maybe one day people all over the world will be talking about you. Maybe women will be wearing not...
Yes. Lessons from Elvis! What sort of lessons are we suggesting from this iconic singer who gyrated his way onto television and the big screen? The anniversary of the death of ‘The King’ is August 16. Elvis left behind, a huge fan base, music and movie memories and…………..lessons. Elvis 1957 Believe it or not, entertainers like Elvis, can show us how to follow our dreams, how to persevere and make things happen. Lessons on how to utilise our ideas, push forward and to chase our goals no matter what. Few successful entertainers would have let anything stand in the way of achieving their goals...

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