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Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay:

Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay

The University of Cambridge ‘Research‘ website currently has a feature on “D-Day’s ‘forgotten man’”.

Sir Bertram Ramsays entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography can be found here.

On May 20th 1994 The Guardian ran this story.

Admiral Ramsays personal archive is held at the Churchill Archive Centre at Churchill College.

 Cambridge University Library building will be 80 this year:


‘IMG_9483’ by Aan’Allein on Flickr


Building starts, from The Manchester Guardian 29th Feb 1928, pg 8.

Library opens, from The Manchester Guardian 16th October 1934, pg 8



Looking back at Ig Nobel prize winners:


‘Ig Nobel bill’ by David Boudreau on Flickr

In 2013 the Psychology Prize winners (Laurent Bègue [FRANCE], Brad Bushman [USA, UK, the NETHERLANDS, POLAND], Oulmann Zerhouni [FRANCE], Baptiste Subra [FRANCE])  wrote the paper “‘Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beer Holder’: People Who Think They Are Drunk Also Think They Are Attractive,”. (British Journal of Psychology, vol. 104, no. 2 pp 225)

In 2011 the Physics winners (Philippe Perrin, Cyril Perrot, Dominique Deviterne and Bruno Ragaru (of FRANCE), and Herman Kingma (of the NETHERLANDS)) looked into why discus throwers become dizzy, and why hammer throwers don’t, in Acta Oto-laryngologica vol 120, no 3 pp 390-5 titled “Dizziness in Discus Throwers is Related to Motion Sickness Generated While Spinning,”


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