Alison McQueen


Indian Village Bans ‘Love Marriages’

Posted: July 13th, 2012

It is with heavy heart that I read the BBC’s report this morning that a village in India’s Uttar Pradesh has banned ‘love marriages’ and imposed draconian restrictions upon its women. What hope is there when women continue to be viewed as ‘property’. It grieves me so deeply that it turns me inside out.  Continue Reading »

The Appliance of Science

Posted: July 4th, 2012

I am fascinated by science. I don’t understand most of it, but I find it fascinating nevertheless. I try to understand it, really I do. I watch lectures on TED, I read books that I can barely follow (try getting through Chaos and making it to the end without a headache). At the time that I’m reading or watching or listening, I fancy that I am keeping up, that I can follow the thread and, for a glimpse at least, can understand what’s going on. Dark matter is one of my pet subjects, and I’m finally getting the hang of it. String theory is quite fun too, but I wouldn’t attempt it after a couple of glasses of wine. Continue Reading »