Friday 26 February 2016

Pancake Day

Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. It is traditional on this day to eat pancakes.
Residents and co-workers in Camphill Milton Keynes celebrated this day on 9th February by having some pancake races.
Alex Fox

Friday 19 February 2016


Candlemas is a Christian holiday commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It falls on February 2nd, which is the 40th day of the Christmas/Epiphany period.
Residents and co-workers in Camphill Milton Keynes celebrated this by lighting candles in jars and placing them around our community. There was also an earth candle.
Alex Fox

Friday 12 February 2016

Theatre Backstage Workshop

These are some photographs of the Backstage workshop which involves adults with learning disabilities in the day-to-day running routine of the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes.
The theatre needed a platform that would allow people with learning difficulties to discover, learn and practise skills that enable each individual to participate in keeping our theatre running and to gain experience as a member of the theatre staff.
Alex Fox

Friday 5 February 2016

Another kind of geometry

On Thursday 28th January, I went to a lecture called 'Another kind of geometry' at Denbigh School in Milton Keynes. It was done by Miss Mairi Walker of The Open University.
As the study of space and shape, geometry is our way of making sense of the world around us. But how well does the geometry that we learn at school model our world? Not very well at all, actually! Fortunately, there are other kinds of geometry that scientists can use to study and explain the way that our world works.  This lecture took people on a journey from the birth of geometry in the times of ancient Greece, through the revolutionary discoveries of new kinds of geometry, up to the present day, where different kinds of geometry can be used for purposes as diverse as explaining the shape of the universe, making computer game scenery, and optimising aeroplane flight paths.

Alex Fox