Happy Birthday Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood winning 2 BAFTAs in 2007

On 19 May, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Victoria Wood CBE, the English comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and director. Wood has written and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act is interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanies on piano. She is noted … Continue reading

Artificial organs – science fiction or reality?

Cell Lab

Since the dawn of modern molecular biology and cell biology in the 1950s, many people have been dreaming of a day one can create organs in the laboratory from patients’ cell samples. Every year many patients die in hospitals due to malfunctioning or failing organs caused by various diseases or … Continue reading

Is Poetry the Real Food of Love?

love poem

Isn’t it funny how different buttons pressed at the right time can trigger the most imaginative and erotic experiences? Recently I was introduced to the Iranian poet, Rumi,  and up until that point my encounters of this nature extended only to English Romantics. I will always remember my interpretation of … Continue reading

Determined businesswoman to run London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of her mum

Businesswoman Karen Slatford is taking on the famous Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, in memory of her mum who died with dementia last year. The 59-year-old mother of two doesn’t describe herself as a natural runner, but wanted to raise money to help defeat … Continue reading