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i didn’t eat all the pies December 22, 2008

Posted by john wright in Uncategorized.
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Most of the students have gone home now as thoughts turn towards Christmas. I have all but one of my presents, and so far have eaten 2 mince pies – this is not an indication of self-restraint it’s just that I don’t really like them. However I think I would have liked them even less in medieval times when, according to Wikipedia they consisted of “fried or baked pastry containing chopped liver and other meats mixed with boiled eggs and ginger.” The same site also claims that “Oliver Cromwell made the eating of mince pies on Christmas Day illegal.” I wouldn’t have been rushing to oppose that particular law (although some of Mr Cromwell’s other actions were a bit unreasonable). Of course I’m assuming all this information is true but it does raise the issue of trusted information sources. The evaluation of information is just one of the topics we cover in the 6 week, 10 credit postgraduate module ‘Information Skills’ which starts again in Semester 2, please get in touch for more information.

I went to buy a new bath in B&Q at the weekend. The nice assistant pointed out one in particular that was on special offer. “You get a free plug with this one,” he said. “Why is it electric?”, I replied. This is, of course, not a true story but intended as a joke. Ha Ha!

Merry Christmas!

“There was so much handwriting on the wall that even the wall fell down.” Christopher Morley