William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616 William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.  He is often called England’s national poet and the ‘Bard of Avon’ (or simply ‘the Bard’). Defintion of the word ‘Bard’. ARead More →

Apple Tree

Martin Luther 1483 – 1546 Martin Luther was a German theologian and leader of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. He is known for his writings and teachings on topics such as justification by faith, the authority of Scripture, the priesthood of all believers, and the freedom of the Christian.Read More →

First female aviator to fly across atlantic ocean solo

Amelia Earhart 1897 – 1937 (disappeared – delcared dead 1939) Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many records and was one of the first aviators to promote commercial air travel. She also wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences, and was instrumental in the formation of ‘TheRead More →


Henry David Thoreau 1817 –1862 He was an American naturalist, essayist, poet, and philosopher and leading transcendentalist. Transcendentalism is a philosophical, spiritual, and literary movement that developed in the late 1820s and 1830s in the New England region of the United States.   A core belief is in the inherent goodness of people and nature, and while societyRead More →


Aristotle 384–322 BC Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, who is considered one of the greatest intellectual figures of Western history. He wrote on a wide range of subjects, including logic, metaphysics, ethics, politics, biology, natural sciences, philosophy, linguistics, economics, politics, psychology and  the arts. He founded the Lyceum, a school of philosophy inRead More →

Robot AI

Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992 Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. During his lifetime, Asimov was considered one of the ‘Big Three’ science fiction writers, along with Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein. My favourite book by Isaac Asimov is I, Robot. If youRead More →