More people die from TB today than ever before -- 1.4 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. Part of the reason is that TB is still diagnosed in most parts of the world using a method invented in the late 19th century.
My concerns about missing the most perfect turns of the English language were largely unfounded. The plays are so good, that in the hands of passionate performers they go beyond the need to comprehend the words to get their meaning.
Where can one meet a former Buddhist monk, a local food activist and a film specialist who uses cinema to reach out to thousands of young people, to help transform and engage them, all at one time? Leave it to the TED.
Reading of Vidal Sassoon's death, I remembered with much fondness and wonder that time in England when I lived on Wild Hatch. I could see myself sitting in the candlelit salon on the High Street, emerging with the odd, experimental hairstyles.
Awarding gold, silver and bronze medals to restaurants may be a fool's errand given the inevitable subjectivity. But if you're planning to brave the crowds, disruptions and high prices of London during this summer's Olympic Games, you'll want to eat here.