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  1. I’m an expert in crowd behaviour – don’t be fooled that everyone queueing in London is mourning the Queen | Stephen Reicher | The Guardian

    Good on the many motivations, and the chilling effect of the media’s simplistic reporting of them. (via @mik3yb)

  2. ‘A massive betrayal’: how London’s Olympic legacy was sold out | Olympic legacy | The Guardian

    I am shocked, shocked! that the Olympics wasn’t a great way to redevelop part of London. Who could possibly have guessed.

  3. Covid. — Roden Newsletter Archive

    Craig Mod on catching covid while in England. The non-mask-wearing here continues to baffle me.

  4. Do the verdicts in the trial of the Colston 4 signal something wrong with our jury system? 10 things you should know – The Secret Barrister

    A really clear description of all the possible reasons the verdict could have been “not guilty”. (via FaveJet)

  5. Map Finder - with Outlines - National Library of Scotland

    I’m sure I’ve seen this before, but I always forget it. Browsable historical Ordnance Survey maps of the UK.

  6. Bench Mark Database

    Database of bench marks that were used by Ordnance Survey to position their levelling staves.

  7. Snub TV (UK) - YouTube

    All the episodes of this 1989-91 show which I assume I watched, given I watched a lot of Def II. (via Web Curios)

  8. Place-based carbon calculator

    It was interesting to spend a while poking around at the stats for our area. Lots of overlays and things to look at. Generally, our area’s below average. (via Web Curios)

  9. Oh Hello Ana - So I am now a naturalised citizen…

    Even a smooth and successful testing and application process sounds like a stressful, expensive hassle. Nations are weird things aren’t they. (Congrats Ana!)

  10. Alternatives to The Guardian - news | Ask MetaFilter

    Some suggestions but, unsurprisingly and unfortunately, there’s no one good leftish, UK-based, news source.

  11. Peter Geoghegan · Cronyism and Clientelism · LRB 5 November 2020

    Depressing piece from November on the UK’s kleptocracy.

  12. Mastdata Map

    Potentially useful UK mobile coverage maps (although it shows zero coverage for most services around us, when there is at least some).

  13. Explore georeferenced maps - Map images - National Library of Scotland

    A lot of old OS maps as tiled overlays on modern maps.

  14. Intaglio Printmaker | Intaglioprintmaker

    Online shop for tools and materials, based in SE1.

  15. ONS Basemaps Comparison

    Nice way to compare places in the UK on new and old maps.

  16. An Oral History of Dominic Cummings’s Barnard Castle Scandal

    “The Bishop of Manchester: I love the meme with the eye chart, where all the letters spell out Barnard Castle. That’s my favourite meme.” That meme was me me.

  17. LifeSplat.com

    UK retirement calculator that looks different from the usual. Would be nice if some of the assumptions could be tweaked.

  18. Ewyas Lacy Study Group

    Quite deep local history site, very near us.

  19. The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | The Many Faces Of Housekeeping: How Wealth & Privilege Are Distorting Underground Music

    The fourth DJ “… appears positively relatable by comparison, having merely been a director at Citibank for 13 years before launching his own investment fund.”

  20. Instant Class – Popula

    A nice piece on British coffee and class signifiers. (via Mark Hurrell)

  21. Sweet Moderation, Heart of this Nation

    On why Britain, its media, and Rory Stewart aren’t moderate and centrist. (via @markhurrell)

  22. Fred’s Shed

    Came across this ages ago and forgot the name. Now I’ve found it again. Garden and DIY tool recommendations from Fred.

  23. How bad can it get? (London Review of Books)

    Good, but not much hope about UK politics. But I learned an excellent word: “rhodomontade”, extravagant boasting. Word of the year.

  24. Die, Workwear! - The Amazing Style of British Cyclists

    Lovely photos, and story, of off-road cyclists in the 1950s in the UK, members of The Rough-Stuff Fellowship. Nice normal clothes.

  25. Ruining a country near you soon: the beta males who think they’re alphas | Marina Hyde | Opinion | The Guardian

    I could link to every Marina Hyde column, so take this excellent example as a placeholder for all of them.

  26. The invention of Essex: how a county became a caricature | News | The Guardian

    Where I’m from. I’m wondering if this is a Zazzle strategy by the Guardian — they’ll now produce a clickbaity article on every UK county.

  27. Mithering about the unmodellable

    On the difficulties of modelling how Parliament works, and the pros and cons of doing so. (via @markhurrell)

  28. The Great Diary Project

    Archiving personal diaries. (via Things mag)

  29. George Duoblys · One, Two, Three, Eyes on Me! · LRB 5 October 2017

    On the “efficient” teaching and disciplinary methods used in some London secondary schools. Sounds grim.

  30. OpenBenches - by @edent & @summerbeth

    I’m so glad this exists because (a) it’s a lovely thing and (b) I just had the same idea and now I don’t have to make it.

  31. Inappropriate Gavels

    A relentlessly-focused campaign. I approve! (via @gwire)

  32. Walton’s Telephone Exchange | Walton Tales

    Nice reminisces of an Essex telephone exchange in the 1960s.

  33. Blackhorse Lane Ateliers | Selvedge & Raw Denim Jeans | Made In London

    Jeans (and more) made in London, plus workshops to make your own. (via Die Workwear)

  34. Tom Crewe · What will be left?: Labour’s Prospects · LRB 18 May 2017

    Slightly out of date opinion poll-wise, but I liked this as a summary of where Labour is and how we, as a country, got here.

  35. David Runciman reviews ‘Theresa May’ by Rosa Prince · LRB 16 March 2017

    I haven’t had much of a sense of what May is about, what makes her tick. This article seems to have an interesting set of ideas about it.

  36. My investment-tracking spreadsheet | FIRE v London

    Fairly complex spreadsheet for tracking investments across multiple (UK) trading accounts.

  37. The Strange Death of Municipal England (London Review of Books)

    A good read, especially if you’re feeling all full of optimism about a new year and need to be brought crashing back to earth.

  38. Headshot Hunter | Compare Actor Headshot Photographers

    I’m not sure why I’m surprised this exists, but it does. The search/browse form’s a bit confusing, but still.

  39. A GDS Story | Government Digital Service

    Really nice as a chronicle of an evolving service’s history. It’s so easy to lose this stuff. Especially great that it has lots of old screenshots, sketches, photos etc. It’d be good if more organisations and companies found time to do this kind of thing. (via @gilest)

  40. U.K. Cinemas : London

    Seating capacities of different screens. (via antimega)

  41. UK Finance Detailed Flowchart : UKPersonalFinance

    Attempting to create a flowchart for deciding how to pay debts and/or save. Its hard to make this stuff both simple and general.

  42. Grand Designs For Sale | Buildings From Kevin McCloud’s Iconic Television Series

    By the Unique Property Bulletin people, keeping track of which Grand Designs have sold, and when.

  43. Unique Property Bulletin | Unique Property For Unique People

    Lots of amazing property for sale in the UK… islands, forts, windmills, water towers, manor houses, etc.

  44. Income and inequality historical data explorer

    Graphing the data for successive UK governments.

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