Week 24 – Book club with John « Designing Dublin: Learning to Learn

Week 24 – Book club with John

This week in Book Club, John presented with much gusto, three books – ‘Recycle’ by Moira and Nicholas Hankinson; ‘In search of Myths and Heroes’ by Michael Wood; and ‘505 Great Leaders, Scientists, Inventors, Sports People, Stage Performers’ by Robert Frederick. Recycle is a handy inventory of furniture designs which can be created using recycled materials, such as bed spring candle holders and a bird feeder made from an old log. These quirky designs show the potential in unwanted or disposable products and are relevant to the work John and Una are doing at the moment on safety and navigation.

‘In search of Myths and Heroes’ is based on a BBC television series and follows historian Michael Woods as he journeys to remote places on earth in search of the truth behind four myths – Shangri-La, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Queen of Sheba and King Arthur. Finally, ‘505 Great Leaders, Scientists, Inventors, Sports People, Stage Performers’ picks out people who have made their mark on history and gives the reader a small bio on each. John’s smorgasbord of books was refreshing and created a curiosity amongst the team to uncover further insights, well done John!

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