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So far Andrew Thorp has created 13 blog entries.

A love affair with TED

2019-01-03T22:27:31+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

Do schools kill creativity? Confessions of a recovering micromanager This is what happens when you reply to spam email Here’s an idea: let’s invite a bunch of people to sit in a theatre for a few hours and [...]

We all have our own story to tell

2018-10-14T15:36:40+00:00October 13th, 2018|

First Man, the latest movie from director Damien Chazelle (10 Cloverfield Lane, La La Land), has hit UK cinema screens. It tells the story of one of the most significant events in modern history - that "giant leap [...]

Small stories pack a big punch

2018-09-11T17:46:23+00:00September 11th, 2018|

One of the joys of having a child studying film and Spanish at university is the degree to which he teaches me things about my work! His passion is more towards movies than language (as is mine) so we [...]

Selling yourself through humour

2018-09-04T12:21:15+00:00September 4th, 2018|

Some people just have funny bones; Ronnie was one of them I love this quote from scriptwriter Barry Cryer, referring to Ronnie Corbett – a diminutive figure but a comedy giant. Corbett passed away in 2016, so his death [...]

When slow & steady beats the quick fix

2018-08-02T17:21:42+00:00August 2nd, 2018|

There are no principles operating here, just gusts of wind. Printed in a recent USA Today, this description of a famous figure comes from Robert Epstein, an American research psychologist and a former Editor-in-Chief of Psychology Today. Can [...]

Different ways to tell the same story

2018-06-29T09:30:18+00:00December 12th, 2017|

Driving home recently I was listening to Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2 talking about space exploration. Someone happened to mention Neil Armstrong and Ross recalled a time when the famous astronaut came into the studio to [...]