Walking, Protesting, Tibet,& States of Mind
On my last post, I mentioned going on a Demo about the housing crisis. A short walk from Kennington to Westminster on a bright but cold day.
Will there ever be enough social housing in the UK?
Although I see houses and flats being built daily all over London, at what price?
A friend and I were both feeling frazzled, she was recovering from liver surgery, and I was feeling wiped out from my job in the NHS. We met at this exhibition “Tibet’s Secret Temple” in the fantastic Wellcome institute Euston.
I managed to see it and it was well worth it. I had seen a poster for the Tibet exhibition and always had a fondness for their culture. I have enclosed a You tube video showing an edited preview of the exhibition, which will give you an idea of the tranquility of Tibet Culture.
Once upon a time I volunteered for The Free Tibet Campaign and sold their magazine to Booksellers. It was a short-lived career, but interesting all the same.
Hover and click over the title below for video. Sitting in a dark room with the sound of the water, was so soothing. Anybody who knows Euston Road will know what a nightmare of a road it is. We sat for hours talking about escaping the humdrum of life.
Full of enthusiasm for the Wellcome Foundation, we met up again to see another exhibition,States of Mind.
States of Mind
Exploring phenomena such as disorders of memory and consciousness, the exhibition examines ideas around the nature of consciousness,
In particular, what can happen when our typical conscious experience is interrupted, damaged or undermined. Some fascinating studies had been done on the effects of anaesthetic as the patient undergoes anaesthesia to unconsciousness.
A study based in a Unit based in Tel-Aviv worked with severely brain-damaged patients & showed how animals such as dogs and rabbits could bring comfort to some patients who otherwise are emotionally unable to communicate.
I would recommend it to anyone interested in the mind.
The Wellcome Foundation
Have a permanent exhibition, cafe and amazing book shop; where you can browse free of charge;an antidote to the horror of Euston Road!
Obesity’ explores a condition dominantly affecting developed nations and compares it with a disease mostly associated with the developing world (malaria) This is taken from the permanent exhibition called Medicine Now. All for free.
Up & Coming up Walks
I will be going on a proper walk with the UK explorer group Saturday 5th of March.See my Up and coming Walks page for further details.
until next month
Keep on Keeping on.