Author Archives: John Kirk

About John Kirk

John Kirk is Director of International Office in a large UK university. With a degree in English Literature, an MBA and Diploma in Marketing his interests are many including reading novels and poetry, films, history, politics, news, technology and sport. Keen on being outdoors from an early age John is a cyclist and walker. He is interested in what is happening to the environment and in alternative energy as one of the key priorities for the human race.

Kirks on #KinverEdge: 200 Million Year Old Houses in #England

by John Kirk 200 Million years ago Kinver was a desert and the caves we were visiting were gouged out by the wind and wuthering before even dinosaurs roamed the Earth. In the early 1800s my Great Grandmother Talbot was … Continue reading

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#SMIDSY – Are UK Roads Safe for #Cyclists?

Knocked off bike by a car last Friday evening. Bruised ribs due to hitting handlebars. Listening to BBC Radio 4 this morning I hear some bullshit from an Imperial College Professor about the UK Government “moving in the right direction” … Continue reading

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From #Birmingham to #Copenhagen: Route to #Happiness

By John Kirk Copenhagen is built around the bicycle and Birmingham (UK and USA) is built around the car. It is that simple. For the past 40 years the Danes have been investing in infrastructure to support and encourage the … Continue reading

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Fast and Slow – a Tale of Two Tapas Restaurants (#Tenerife 2)

by John Kirk During our two weeks on the Spanish island of Tenerife we had the pleasure to eat at two very different tapas bars. Both great in their own way, and highly rated on the all-important TripAdvisor website, they … Continue reading

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