For A Good Time In London
Come Thursday week, I’ll be trying to keep my head about me when many before have lost theirs (though I doubt they blamed i on me).
Which is to say, I’ll be talking Newton, the Mint, counterfeiters and all kinds of good stuff at the Tower of London at 6:30, May 16. It’s not a free event, alas, but tickets for any geographically enabled Balloon Juicers can be booked here. I believe the talk will go up at iTunes U at some point, and I’ll add details when I post a reminder next week.
I know that I’m often kind of late with this sort of announcement. This marks a conscious attempt at improvement. I’m channeling my inner Charles Dreyfus: “Every day in every way I’m getting better and better.”*
*It was a Pink Panther flick that introduced me to the phrase whose origins lie here.
Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of a Woman, inscribed in gold over red “Anna Bollein Queen,” c. 1532-6. (Note: there’s a fair amount of controversy over whether this or another drawing attributed to Holbein do in fact depict Henry VIII’s unfortunate second wife.Newton and the Counterfeiter, Self-aggrandizement, Talks
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