Eye Catchers – August 3rd

Bits and bobs from around the web this week: Apple Media Event All But Confirmed for September 12th, iPhone Launch Likely Here comes the next iPhone. London2012 Opening Ceremony: The power and the might The London 2012 Summer Olympic games get underway Q & A: Os Guinness on What Freedom in the Balance Looks Like My friend Os Guinness taking …

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What’s Your Purpose?

On Saturday 7th April I sat down in my college common room, with my friends, to watch the Boat Race. Since 1829 this amateur event has captured special attention and it is listed amongst the crowning achievements of any rower’s career. With demanding training for 6 hours a day, for 7 months, alongside full time Oxford or Cambridge studies, there …

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Is Alpha Backwards?

And so I found myself on one typically damp and overcast English afternoon, standing on a busy street in southeast Oxford inviting people to come to an ‘Alpha Launch Party’ – step one on the Alpha Course. Aside from the internal moral deliberation/dilemma – is it wrong to invite people to a “free meal” and then hit them sideways with …

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What I Have Learnt from Rowing

It is pitch black outside. It will be dark for the entire session on the water. The morning light will only begin to infiltrate the gloom as you hoist the boat back to the boathouse. The sweat threatens to freeze on your ears as your thoughts turn to coffee. Your friends are only just stumbling from their beds to join …