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Ignite Bristol 4. Wednesday 9 February aboard Brunel’s ss Great Britain.

Alex Kavel – TLAs and beyond

“I’m in my PRPS and my Nike SB’s; Ravin’ with SHM, London to NYC” so intones Tinie Tempah in his dual-credited hit with Swedish House Mafia (the SHM of which he sang). But while Mr Tempah might be a bright … Continue reading

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Phil Wilson – The eternal sunshine of the spotless facebook

Facebook is accused of many things – breaking up marriages and helping bring down governments are just two recent accusations levelled at it, for example. Phil Wilson is worried about something else – Facebook is, he contends, robbing us of … Continue reading

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Andy Sloan – Iran vs Iraq: at football

What do you do if you see a match fixture between two countries that have previously been at war and which are both headed by regimes that might be considered “not on the best of terms” with that of your … Continue reading

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Bob Evans – A History of the ss Great Britain (against the clock)

If you have ever visited the ss Great Britain at its dock in Bristol harbour then there is a possibility that you may have met Mr Bob Evans, as enthusiastic a representative of the great ship as you might ever … Continue reading

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Eleni Papavasileiou – Stories from the Vaults of the Brunel Institute

In case you missed it, Ignite Bristol #4 was held on the ss Great Britain, just one of the incredible products of the mind of IKB. The ship once more sits in the very dock created to build it, and … Continue reading

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Richard Churchill – How to have fun in the rain

Rained off. Rain stops play. Wrong kind of rain. As adults we treat rain as a problem, as an impediment to business as usual. But Richard Churchill argues that if we think about rain as less about meteorology and more … Continue reading

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