I’m away for a few days, returning Thursday 28th (I hope) so, in the meantime, via Geoff Coupe, something to keep you busy over the Christmas break: The King William’s College General Knowledge Paper (pdf).
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the tradition, King William’s College is an independent school on The Isle of Man which traditionally sets its pupils a rather taxing general knowledge quiz to complete over their Christmas holidays. It’s also printed in The Guardian, where the answers will appear late in January.
Google is unlikely to be a great deal of help.
As a break from this, people might enjoy two wonderful collections of the beautiful, the scholarly and the downright wierd at Giornale Nuovo and the Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society, for which I am also endebted to Mr Coupe for directing me.
Meanwhile, a very Happy Christmas to everyone.