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Issue 215 | November 2020
onfire night has come around so quickly and Christmas is just around the corner. It will be a strange season this year, none of the usual events will be taking place, no turning on of Christmas lights or even annual pantomimes or christmas markets that we are so used to. This virus certainly has a lot to answer for! Sadly we won't even be able to run our normal family ticket competition for the Anvil pantomime, but we are trying to arrange an alternative. Look out for our December edition. Hopefully normal service will resume next year, we can but live in hope!!! We still need some volunteers to deliver on the Longacre development, please get in touch if you can help. Our contact details are on page 30. Take care and try to keep those spirits up!
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The Editor Kempshott Infant & Junior School Poetry Corner
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I hope that everyone is keeping safe and well by sticking to the Government advice - Wash your hands regularly, cover you face with a mask anywhere close to other people and keep to the Social Distance regulations at all times. As I mentioned last month, I’m not happy with the situation at our police offices and so I’m staying away for the time being. I am able to do most of my volunteer work for Police & NW from home where I can keep myself safe.
Very little communication has come from our police and what has come my way is now in the Press Releases section on the website at www.bdnw.org.uk/v3. I’m still waiting for my Inspector to advise me about a conference call, where we can discuss the current issues, new police officers and anything else. Just when I was thinking of saying that there were no crime updates to mention, we had a man trying to steal from cars in Mallard Close in the early hours of 1st October and Facebook users have reported other roads also being targetted. I hope that anyone affected especially anyone with CCTV evidence has contacted the police. I’ve been informed by the lady who has looked after Gannet Close and neighbouring roads for many years, that she has to give up as the NW coordinator, so if any readers in that are might be willing to take on the coordinator role, then do please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you the necessary police check form and answer any questions so that we keep the NW scheme running. May I remind everyone who may witness any crime or have information that will help the police, to always report the issue. Easiest is probably on the police website at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/how-to-report-a-crime or by phone to 101 or 999 or Crimestoppers as appropriate. For the duration of COVID-19 my police email is unlikely to be available and I’m still volunteering mainly from home, please send feedback and comments to email@example.com which gets sent on to me so I can respond, but please allow a few days for a reply.
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According to John Lennon, life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans, and how true that is at the moment. Back in August it had seemed that as far as Covid was concerned we were beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, as schools make plans to reopen and businesses began once more to open their doors. More recently as you know our WI had begun to make tentative plans for the future. However once again we have been thwarted in our attempt to restart our meetings by the increase in Corona virus cases and although the village hall is now open again for various activities it seems that Kempshott WI does not fall into any of the categories currently able to meet. Unfortunately it now appears that for the next few months and almost certainly beyond Christmas and into the New Year there is no chance of us getting together. As fast as plans are discussed by your committee to find a way forward it becomes apparent that Covid is gaining momentum and we must all play our part in keeping each other safe. The only way that can be achieved is by not gathering in a group. I wish I could offer you more positive news, but clearly I can’t at the moment. For now if you have any concerns about anything or need any information please do get in touch with one of the committee, but above all stay safe everyone.
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Kempshott School News Kempshott infant School
It may be getting chilly and darker in the evenings but that doesn’t keep us inside at Kempshott Infant School! Year 2 are really enjoying Move-It Mondays! They come to school in their PE kits and are active and learning from the minute they arrive. Lyndsey, our coach, helps the children to develop skills and to learn new ones; this term the focus is on football. She then organises games and challenges to put these skills to the test. English lessons usually involve drama and games. Maths is often outside and very physical, including games such as counting to 100 and doing a squat each time you say a number from a particular times table! Exhausting just to think about it! Year 1 really loved their Kempshott Walks. The sun shone and the trees glowed with the start of their Autumn colours. The children felt very official with their high-vis jackets and clipboards! They had to look out for a range of features, both human-made and physical, and to tick them off as they spotted them. They studied the play park in preparation for the next DT lesson when they would be building playground equipment, considering the materials used, the design and the colours. Then they completed a traffic survey, a chance to practise their tallying skills! Thank you to all the drivers who waved and tooted! We found that there are a lot of black, white, grey and red cars in Kempshott! Before returning to school there were some questions to answer about the shops. Do you know Tesco’s opening hours? Year 1 do! As for Year R, well they are outside whenever they get the chance; especially now that so many of them can fasten their own coats! They are loving welly-walks around the grounds looking at the trees and beginning to think about Autumn. The courtyard is always full of exciting things to explore and role play to enjoy. Playtime is a great chance to run around with friends and to join in with the Daily Dash! So, with all this activity, we are making the most our outdoor spaces whatever the weather!
KEMPSHOTT JUNIOR SCHOOL NEWS
Reporters: Class 5MG The leaves are changing colour and continuing to fall as November approaches. Temperatures have certainly dropped and fewer children are opting for shorts to be worn while we still enjoy lots of outdoor play.
We are all still loving this terms’ topics and are all working hard with our work as well as keeping safe. For Do you want to make a differen Spotlight (our charity of the year) we have managed to raise over £300 with a sweet sale and non-school uniform day for The governing board at Kempshott Jun year starting September 202 Mental Health Day. Our harvest festival was not celebrated at church this year but WITH the church instead;academic St Marks school (including those joining from Se community who feel that they could ma Church sent us a virtual presentation to share and enjoy at school whilst giving thanks for the food we are lucky enough We are incredibly proud of our school, to have. We all bought in food for those in need within our local community. shaping the school’s strategic direction
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This term we are learning different nursery rhymes starting with one of favourites, The Wheels on The Bus. We have made individual buses at the craft table. We went for a lovely walk to see the No.16 bus arrive from Basingstoke on its way to Steventon. We also made a stop to say hello to the ducks at the pond. The children walked very well and waited patiently for the bus. The children have all settled into preschool life very well and we have had a fantastic first few weeks back.
About Cuckoo Meadow Pre-School: We are a small, friendly, Ofsted Outstanding ranked pre-school located in the Rathbone Pavillion, North Waltham. The children who attend come from within the village and the surrounding areas including Oakley, Dummer, Hatch Warren, Kempshott and Beggarwood and all agree the location and wonderful caring staff mean it is more than worth the short journey. To find out more please contact Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172. ‘’I love how happy my daughter is to go to preschool every day and how happy she is to tell me about it.’’- Cuckoo Meadow Parent
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We’ve had hugely successful first half term at Kempshott Under Fives – our little ones have adjusted well to our new routines and are thoroughly enjoying all of our topics and activities. Our most recent topic has been “Autumn”. We’ve been making the most of our outdoor time and discovering all the autumn colours, patterns and the changes that we see in the environment as the seasons change. While we’ve been outdoors, we’ve been looking out for conkers, pine cones and leaves, which are all great natural resources to use in preschool at this time of year. After half term we will be spending more time outdoors and encouraging the children to get their listening ears on and listen out for the wonderful sounds of autumn such as crunching leaves, wind in the trees, splashy puddles and lots more. We are also looking at animals that hibernate as part of our autumn topic. Lots of children have spoken about hedgehogs, so we have been collecting lots of lovely natural resources to build hedgehog houses. Hedgehog has also been one of our words to learn in our weekly Makaton signing lessons. We continually promote British values at preschool, one of which is “Democracy”. Every two weeks the children vote for a new book to read at circle time, they love casting their votes and at the same time they learn all about different choices. We learn a new song, a new Makaton sign and a French word every other week too. The children have really enjoyed creating our new display boards – we have a birthday display with all of our handprints, and we have a tree that we add to each week by creating something from our books and topics and adding it to the tree. It’s a lovely way to remember what we’ve been learning. Coming up in November we will be getting creative with clay when we celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, and with bonfire night coming up we’ll be using lots of colour to create our own fireworks and we’ll be exploring lots of sounds for firework night too. It’s pumpkin season too so we’ll be making some yummy pumpkin soup with the children.
KEMPSHOTT UNDER FIVES AND THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS)
At Kempshott Under Fives we introduce early phonics skills which focuses on developing children’s listening, vocabulary and speaking skills. The emphasis during Phase One Phonics is to get children attuned to the sounds around them. Children are taught about environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body percussion (e.g. clapping and stamping), rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and finally oral blending and segmenting (e.g. hearing that d-o-g makes ‘dog’) We will be providing fun activities such as listening walks, playing and identifying instruments, action songs, learning rhymes and playing games like I Spy, whilst following the Early Learning Outcomes set out under the EYFS. For example, under Communication and Language, within the 30 to 50 months age bracket, the children should be able to “listen to others, one to one or in a small group, when conversation interests them”. The children will be switching on their listening ears to take part in some fun listening games and will reach this target without even realising it. Over this academic year we will work through all seven aspects of Phase One Phonics in order to provide the children with great speaking and listening skills. This will ensure children will be ready to begin Phase Two when they start school next September. Volunteer NWH! We still have a few places availablefor for Home-Start immediate starts at Kempshott Under Fives, if you’d like to have a look around our preschool, or to register for a place this year, please contact Melissa, Preschool Manager, on 07951 660401, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visitprovide www.kempshottunderfives.co.uk Ourplease volunteers positive and friendly support to families with young children. The volunteering roles are varied,
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When heathy eating and gardening charity Inspero decided to jump into action and adapt their services to provide vital support for vulnerable residents at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020, they had no idea how long the crisis would extend for. 7 months down the line and they are still working hard to provide support for residents and are preparing to continue into 2021 as times remain worryingly uncertain. Inspero founder Catherine Waters-Clark explains. ‘At this time of year Inspero would usually enjoying the fruits of autumn, with the schools back we would be running our regular healthy cooking classes for young people at BCOT, enjoying all the season has to offer at our community garden with weekly Forest School and Green Therapy sessions. As well as working with local schools to support students with additional needs and local businesses to offer team building days. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has put a halt to many of these group activities, however Inspero is busier than ever with the services we have introduced to support vulnerable residents throughout these unprecedented times.’ These services Inspero have introduced include. ● A ‘drop in’ Community Food Hub Shop based at Kempshott Village Hall stocked with donated grocery items from local supermarkets and produce from Inspero’s own organic garden for those struggling to feed themselves and their families. ● Weekly food packages deliveries for those unable to get out due to shielding or in family difficulties, lost their jobs due to Covid-19. ● Shopping and prescription collection and delivery ● Weekly deliveries of a hot healthy meal for the elderly and vulnerable. ● Friendly check in and chat calls for those feeling lonely or struggling with mental health. With all these new activities going on you would think that Catherine and her small team of dedicated volunteers would have enough to do however they have still managed to keep a few of their usual programmes going but adapted for Covid-19 to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Their Love2Cook healthy eating cookery classes for example, have like many things ‘delivered online’ with young families logging onto Zoom for 13 free guided classes throughout lockdown. During these classes Inspero’s brilliant Chef Glen guides budding young chefs and their families to whip up a plethora of delicious delights including Chicken Korma, Chorizo Paella & Caesar Salad, Toad in the Hole, Stone baked Pizza, Hong Kong style Sweet & Sour chicken to name a few. These classes for now are continuing online with a small charge of £5 per family. Inspero’s Community Garden has also continued to be a ‘socially distanced’ hive of activity throughout lockdown and beyond. During strict lockdown a team of dedicated garden volunteers worked tirelessly to keep things up together as best they could taking different days of the week to tend the gardens crops to keep mixing limited. As lockdown restrictions have eased Green Therapy sessions have returned in a socially distant way and the garden welcomed a team of students completing their National Citizens Service during August. Inspero are desperate to reactivate their other programmes such as Forest School and welcome more students and businesses back to their community garden but as Covid-19 cases continue to rise they may need to keep the pause button on for a little longer. It has been two years since the charity was the first organisation in Basingstoke to win the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and the charity would like to say a massive thank you to its dedicated volunteers for stepping up to support local people at this challenging time. Inspero would welcome any food and basic essential donations to its Food Hub at Kempshott Village Hall Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 1pm or if you would like to donate funds to our Covid community work www.localgiving. org/inspero we would be very grateful. Many thanks, keep well. Inspero xx
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We were given the go ahead for our volunteers to return to caring for Fuzzy Drove from 10th October which was great news, so by the time you read this we will once again be having regular working parties in the Drove with all work being carried out within current Government guidelines. Given that we had such a wet start to the year followed by an extremely hot and dry summer the plants in the Drove seem to have coped well. Most of the plants put in just before the lockdown appear to be doing well. It has been a real bumper year for the Oak trees to produce acorns with them raining down all through September. The old saying of “from small acorns mighty Oak trees grow” comes to mind. All the large Oak trees of the Drove started life from one small acorn. We have estimated, with guidance from the Woodland Trust, that the youngest started its life in 1952 and the oldest in 1820 which is five years after the Battle of Waterloo. Our volunteers will be caring for not only the large Oaks but all the plants within the Drove to ensure they remain as healthy as possible so that in turn they can support as much wildlife as possible for current and future generations to enjoy. The Drove is greatly used and enjoyed by so many local residents but unfortunately there are still those that believe it is acceptable to dump their rubbish (fly tip) in the Drove. If you are tempted to throw your grass clippings and shrub prunings etc. over the garden fence, please be aware that it is a criminal offence to fly tip rubbish including garden waste. Far better to create a compost heap inside your own garden, or ask the Council for a brown bin so that garden waste can be disposed of responsibly. If you witness any fly tipping please report it to Basingstoke Council who will pursue a prosecution. Thank you. During the last six months while we have been unable to hold group work parties we know our volunteers have continued to care for the Drove on an individual basis and the Fuzzy Drove Conservation Group would like to say a big thank you to all those volunteers who have kept an eye on the Drove and completed tasks to keep it healthy, thank you all. PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF HEDGEHOGS IF YOU ARE HAVING A BONFIRE AND CHECK THE MATERIAL YOU ARE GOING TO BURN AS AT THIS TIME OF YEAR HEDGEHOGS START TO HIBERNATE. Our work party dates and further information about our group can be found on our Facebook page; Fuzzy Drove Conservation Group or our website; http://fuzzydrove.co.uk/
Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group It’s that time of year again to look at the butterfly transect records for Old Down. 2020 has been a good year for butterflies on Old Down with numbers increasing by another 200 plus despite the fact that the Covid lockdown and restrictions meant no transects could be undertaken for the first 6 weeks of the season. The number of Small Blues rocketed with 919 seen during weekly recordings; their season lasted a long time due to the lovely warm/hot summer. Other species that did really well were:-Comma, Marbled White, Peacock, Small Heath, Small Tortoiseshell and both the Small and Large White. However, some species were disappointing; Common Blues were again down together with Brown Argus, Gatekeeper and Ringlet. Compared to last year fewer Orange Tips and Brimstones were seen but this was mainly due to the late transect start. No Speckled Woods were seen on any transect this year but just a few were seen at other times. The highlight of 2020 was a sighting of a Purple Hairstreak. This butterfly has only been recorded once before in 2016. There were a couple of sightings of Clouded Yellow but not on any formal transect.
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Old Orchard produces the goods! In the heat of the summer we were not sure this would be a good year for the fruit trees in the Orchard—but rains came just in time to ensure that most trees did very well and we have now collected a really good crop of fruit and nuts. The stars of the show are: The Quince It is said that a quince tree takes 20 years to reach full fruiting maturity. That seems to be right because after several years of practicing, ours (planted as a sapling in 2006) has produced its first full crop of lovely yellow fruit.
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The Winter ‘flu season is now upon us and the surgery will be contacting patients eligible for vaccination in the normal way either via text, email Introducing or telephone and assured that the practice has adequate stocks of this year’s vaccine. our we newareGP - Dr Chesters Introducing our new GP -Dr Dr Chesters Chesters studied at the Faculty of Medicine in Leiden, the Dr Chesters studied at the Faculty of Medicine in Leiden, the Netherlands and did her GP training in Netherlands and did her GP training in East Anglia. She has worked East Anglia. She has worked both worked as a freelance GP in Hampshire and has significant experience worked as a freelance GP worked in Hampshire and hasCancer significant as GP working for the Outboth Of Hours service. She has also for Macmillan Support and experience as GP working for the Out Of Hours service. has Cancer Research UK for a number of years. She currently works for the research unit ofShe Southampton also worked for Macmillan University to promote research in the early detection of Cancer cancer. Support and Cancer Research
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HELP SHAPE HOW THE BOROUGH This update is compiled by the Members of the Beggarwood Surgery Patient Participation Group. The Group (PPG) is open to all patients of the Beggarwood Surgery. If you would like to join us SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN THE FUTURE please either give your contact details to one of the Reception staff at the surgery, or fill in the Residents, businesses, organisations and local interest groups are among those being encouraged to have their say on online form on the surgery website. We welcome all new members. how the borough should be developed over the next 20 years.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is updating its Local Plan which sets out where different types of future development will take place, including new homes, business space and community facilities. In May 2019 councillors agreed to start the process of updating the local plan, in line with national requirements to review plans every five years. This important planning document considers the borough’s changing needs and sets out how these will be met. While the current plan has performed well against targets this is an opportunity to strengthen the plan in a number of key areas including tackling the climate emergency, creating places which protect and enhance biodiversity where people live and ensuring the right infrastructure is in place to support new homes. The new plan will cover the period up to at least 2038. People have until Monday 9 November 2020 to have their say on the key issues identified by the council and the possible options for addressing them during a six week consultation. Cabinet Member for Planning, Infrastructure and the Natural Environment Cllr Mark Ruffell said: "It is important that, even at this very early stage of updating the local plan, people who live and work in the borough give their thoughts on the important issues we need to consider when deciding how it is developed in the future. We need a strong framework in place that protects our borough and its environment from random development and creates the kind of place we want this to be. “I encourage everyone to take the time to look through the issues and options we have identified and to put forward their views to help shape how the borough should be developed over the next 20 years.” People can view the key issues and comment on possible options for addressing them at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/ Issues-and-Options Paper copies can also be sent by calling 01256 844844.
THE MIRACLE OF MINITURISATION The Miracle of Miniturisation
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where we are in suchof a short period of works time. on the process of pure logic. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz developed a The fundamental operation a computer formal logic system in 1702 which used ones and zeros and false; or in computing on and off. The The fundamental operation of a computer works on to therepresent process of true pure logic. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnizterms developed a formal system waslogic largely ignored when George published paper Booleanterms algebra, system that system in 1702 until which 1854 used ones and zeros toBool represent true andhis false; or inon computing on andcomplete off. The system was largely ignored processes until 1854 when Bool published his paper on Boolean algebra, complete system that allowed allowed computational to beGeorge mathematically modelled. computational processes to be mathematically modelled.
Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace are often regarded as the first pioneers of computing, but the device they created was Charles Babbage Ada Lovelace areAlan oftenTuring regardedunderstood as the first pioneers of computing, but the device they created was purely purely mechanical, albeitand very ingenious. the limitation of mechanical devices and came to the mechanical, albeit very ingenious. Alan Turing understood the limitation of mechanical devices and came to the realisation that realisation that true computers needs memory, Random Access Memory or RAM. He developed his mathematical model true computers needs memory, Random Access Memory or RAM. He developed his mathematical model of the Turing Machine of the Turing Machine in 1936 which is a generally recognised as an example of a Central Processing Unit or CPU. In 1943 in 1936 which is a generally recognised as an example of a Central Processing Unit or CPU. In 1943 Turing worked with Tommy Turing worked with Tommy Flowers to create the world’s first true computer. Turing’s initial design was based on this Flowers to create the world’s first true computer. Turing’s initial design was based on this Turing Machine, which, in turn, was Turing Machine, which, in turn, was based on Heath Robinson's code breaking machine, a tape driven system that used two based on Heath Robinson's code breaking machine, a tape driven system that used two perforates tapes driven in synchrony. perforates tapes driven in synchrony. However, Tommy Flowers happy thesynchronised system relied on the two tapes being However, Tommy Flowers wasn’t happy that the system reliedwasn’t on the two tapesthat being so developed a system synchronised so developed a system based on “thermionic valves” or vacuum tubes as they are more commonly known. based on “thermionic valves” or vacuum tubes as they are more commonly known. Vacuum tubes are essentially an electronic switch. They can be used to represent ones and zeros, or on and off. Vacuum tubes are essentially an electronic switch. They can be used to represent ones and zeros, or on and off.
So why is that important. Well Boolean logic is a form of algebra centred around three basic operators: “And”, “Or” and So why is that important. Well Boolean logic is a form of algebra centred around three basic operators: “And”, “Or” and “Not. “Not. • AND indicates that ALL specified conditions be met ● AND indicates that ALL specified conditions mustmust be met for a for a query to return true. query to return true. • toORexpress is used to express one or of two or more conditions ● OR is used that one that of two more conditions are, are, met the value of a specified query is true. met the value of a specified query is true. • NOT Boolean operator is used tonodes exclude nodes an ● NOT Boolean operator is used to exclude from anfrom audience audience definition. definition. In the image to the right, the green areas show where the result is true, or on. This may all seem trivial but Boolean logic is the In the image to the right, the green areas show where the result is true, or on. This may all seem trivial but Boolean logic is fundamental idea behind the operation of any computer and these operators are built using simple electronic switches. These the fundamental idea behind the operation of any computer and these operators are built using simple electronic switches. different operators are combined to create more complex structures. These different operators are combined to create more complex structures. As mentioned above, the first computers were built with vacuum tubes; a glass cylinder with two metal plates. When electricity
As mentioned above, the first grid, computers builtone with vacuum tubes; a glassa cylinder with two plates. is added to the control electronswere pass from plate to the other simulating switch. Vacuum tubesmetal function just likeWhen a electricity istap. added thethree control electrons from one plate to the other a switch. function They to have maingrid, connectors onepass for the input, one for the output andsimulating one for control workingVacuum like a tap.tubes The input just like a tap. They have three main connectors one forand thethe input, one for the output forvoltage control like a tap. would be the water pipe, the control the tap itself output would be the spout.and Theone more youworking apply to the The input would thetap water pipe, the control tap itself and the output would spout. Theasmore voltage control, be or the in this example, the morethe voltage, or water comes out of the spout. be As the ground-breaking vacuum tubes you where, theyor were required highthe power andvoltage, were veryor fragile. also took to warmAs up.ground-breaking as apply to the control, thevery tap large, in this example, more waterThe comes out aofwhile the spout. vacuum tubes where, they were very large, required high power and were very fragile. The also took a while to warm up. Enter the transistor. In 1948, Bell Telephone Laboratories by three physicists William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Enter the transistor. Inwere, 1948,quite Bellrightly, Telephone Laboratories by for three physicists Shockley, Johnmade Bardeen, and Walter Brattain who awarded the Nobel Prize their invention. William Transistors were originally of Germanium Brattain who were, to quite rightly, awarded would the Nobel Prizeatfor their invention. Transistors originally made of but moved Silicon as the Germanium break down temperatures above 180°C. Transistorswere were very small compared Germanium moved toand Silicon the Germanium break down at temperatures above 180°C. Transistors were to but a vacuum tube didn’tas require anywhere nearwould the power. very small compared to a vacuum tube and didn’t require anywhere near the power. The next transition was the Integrated Circuit (IC). In 1958, Jack Kilby, an experienced radio engineer, started working at Texas
Instruments andthe hadIntegrated created a working but this was built onKilby, Germanium. The integrated circuit took individual discrete The next transition was CircuitIC,(IC). In 1958, Jack an experienced radio engineer, started working at components packaged into a single component. enabled more components in even smaller packages that’s Texas Instruments andand had createdthem a working IC, but this wasThis built on Germanium. The integrated circuit tookand individual why NASA used on thethem Apollointo program being the largest single ICs between 1961 and 1965.smaller packages discrete components andthem packaged a single component. Thisconsumer enabled of more components in even and that’s why used them onofthe program being the largest consumer of ICs between 1961 and 1965. In theNASA 1970s, the refinement theApollo IC production process continued to putsingle more and more transistors into each device which In the 1970s, the refinement of the IC production process continued to put more and more transistors into each device which lead to the creation of Very Large Scale Integrated circuit, or VLSI. This led to the birth of the Microprocessor with Intel releasing lead to the the creation of Very Scale Integrated circuit, VLSI. This led to theinbirth of thewith Microprocessor with Intel Intel 4004, a 4bitLarge processor used to create the worldsorfirst calculator, produced partnership Busicom, a Japanese releasing the Intel 4004, a 4bit processor to create the worlds first calculator, produced in partnership with Busicom, company that had historically madeused mechanical calculating devices. a Japanese As company that had historically made mechanical calculating devices. time passed, more and more transistors were squeezed into each chip. The Intel 4004 chip released in 1971 had 2,250 transistors onand it. The first transistors IBM PC, the 5150, in 1981 Intel The 8088Intel which4004 had 29,000 transistors. 1992,had the 2,250 Intel As time passed, more more werereleased squeezed intoused eachthe chip. chip released inIn1971 486 processor used 1,200,000 transistors. And today, the Intel i9 processor has an estimated 7,000,000,000 transistors transistors on it. The first IBM PC, the 5150, released in 1981 used the Intel 8088 which had 29,000 transistors. In 1992, the crammed used into a 1,200,000 space smaller than a stamp. miniaturisation has facilitated has the rise of the smart7,000,000,000 phone. It’s the transistors reason Intel 486 processor transistors. AndThis today, the Intel i9 processor an estimated you can carry around your entire music and photo collection. crammed into a space smaller than a stamp. This miniaturisation has facilitated the rise of the smart phone. It’s the reason you can carry entire music and photo The around growth inyour transistor count on silicon chips iscollection. a staggering achievement in only 60 years of existence.
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RULES, RELATIONSHIPS AND LOVE. As a Vicar, it may surprise you to read that I don’t like rules... I’m not talking about keeping or breaking the Transition & Transformation
Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I am one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers as they are sometimes known) at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable law (just in case you were wondering) but I suspect wear like amany of us I don’t really like being told what to do... exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead funerals. Other than that we There are lots of different rules that we live with- atdoone end of the scale there is the hard edge of the law of preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running of the church. I think the land, and at a much more basic level there are all sorts rules and customs conventions that govern our day to of it as beingof a bit like being a deputy head of and a school.
day lives. Some of these things are fairly stable, likeI am what are considered to be good manners- having respect, politenesswriting this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ - but others change over time andThey may in different cultures. And it’s exciting right at the end of May. hadvary been with us for nine years and we are sad tosometimes see them go. Many things have happened in the church and community under their leadership. to challenge a long-held convention. For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short Church is not immune to these things and occasionally we too have to consider and challenge the conventions that have celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); built up over time. It’s not always easy to do this. On the outsideweand church has often been havehistorically started doing the the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies forbound the Y4’s inup the junior school; started @ Saint Mark’s (2ndtoSaturday the month from with drawing attention to where other people are not keeping rules, (whilst notSaturday always adhering themofthemselves) 9:30am) which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower with the result that faith could easily be considered as a list of things a person shouldn’t do, and Christians a group of arranging go for walks or bike rides round Kempshott or find out about various things to do with IT or further hypocritical finger-pointers. education. We have employed an Outreach Worker and renovated our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St.
It is true that the Bible, which informs and enlivens theyouChristian faith, have a much lot to say about how to live, and Mark’s know what state it wasdoes in! All of this and more under Kelvin’s leadership. there are even commandments. However, the crux of these things, as with all good rules, is never about stopping people enjoying a full life, but about setting some kind of framework for in community. Good Kelvin and Jane are off on alife well-deserved long holiday to their rules are actually about place- the Greek islands. We wish them as I am to surea group of newly liberated relationships. In the Bible we see this in the famousfavourite Ten Commandments. These arewell, given of you do also. slaves who needed a place to start in shaping their many life together outside of the tyrannical rule of the Pharaoh. We see the a time ofin change for them andrailed for the church. relational element of a society with boundaries mostIt isclearly theand lifetransition of Jesus, who against the way God’s law was being interpreted and showed us God’s heart for compassion that behind is thejob; life and attitude It may well be a and time ofrelationship change and transition for lay you too. You mayit. beIt changing maybe moving house; baby; getting married; leaving homeseek for theto first time to go to university or to travel. There of Jesus, revealed to us by the Spirit of God and nothaving a seta new of rules, which Christians follow. may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement.
When we divorce rules from relationship we are either disinclined to abide by them or fall into a kind of cold legalism... In the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and This is more apparent now than it has been for a change longfortime, as wetoo. allThey wrestle with understanding the ever-changing Jesus’ disciples had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really regulations around our interactions brought aboutpreach, by COVID-19. The rules are not comfortable or convenient forabout.’ any of us, and we don’t like being told what to do... butOnwhen we take step back,after wethat seethey that them not this about Easter Sunday and onamany occasions met following the risen Lord Jesus, andisduring time, before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them ourselves but about our community.
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about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend
‘what He was really about.’ At this time of year, when we remember those who gave their lives, particularly in the two World Wars, perhaps it’s good Many ofwho what are calledto resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This isitimportant becauseto it to remind ourselves of the idea of ‘duty’. Many of those went fight and gave their lives considered their duty tells us that the risen Jesus had a realthose physicalof body wasn’t like some kind ghostly apparition. do so to protect the future of their families and their communities. Whilst us-hewho, me,of grew up in a society Often the disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he themoving same but different.’ The best analogy of during peacetime may not truly understand what happened, the heart of their sacrifice iswas still and inspiring. this is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is
‘somethingof a bit different you’ but they cannotbut quite the place sense their finger it. ‘Duty’ is a word that has rightly needed some divesting it’s lessabout helpful aspects, ofonresponsibility that it engenders, not just for one’s own actions but in regard to others is a positive one. It reminds us that what we do and During this transition period, Jesus appeared to his disciples in pairs, groups and once to 500 people in one go. Thisnot tells just us thatabout Jesus’ resurrection appearances have been It is unlikely that 2 don’t do is not just about us but also about others, and those we knowcouldn’t and love buta hallucination. about those we don’t or 3 people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination! know too. Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s
Jesus was once asked which was the greatest of all the and he said ‘“Love theweLord your God with all andcommandments it may well be for you. We wonder, “Whatthis: we’ll do?” and “How will manage?” Jesus promised to his disciples call greatest the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them andthe enable them to your heart and with all your soul and with all yoursend mind.” Thisa ‘helper’, is the which firstwe and commandment. And second find a way through. is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself. “All themanage Law and and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’ If we can keep love at the centre of what we do for ourselves and for our neighbour (the fellow humans we interact with) we are onto a good thing... (Vicar) Remembrance Sunday service- 10.30am 8th November 2020 As with many things this year, our Remembrance Sunday service will be different. We have invited representatives from our local uniformed organisations to attend our service in church and have space for around 30 people to come to the church building for a socially distanced service. If you would like to come then please book online via our website www.saintmarks.org.uk from Sunday 1st November. The Remembrance Sunday service will also be live-streamed on the website and you can be a part of it this way, either at 10.30am or later as a recorded service. Hopefully you will have heard something of our growing ‘Remembering’ cairn, and this year we are inviting you to add a wooden cross to the cairn for Remembrance Day on 11th. Crosses can be collected from the front garden (please just help yourself) from 1st November, decorated or inscribed with a name, and placed around the cairn area anytime between then and 11th November, where prayers will be said at 11am to mark the occasion. Bishop of Basingstoke visits ‘Remembering Stones’ project It was wonderful to welcome The Bishop of Basingstoke, David Williams, to visit St Marks Church, to lay a ‘Remembering stone’ as part of the start of our new community ‘remembering’ activity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ‘Remembering Stones’ project has offered participants the chance to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of lockdown by painting a stone to add to the cairn in the church garden and recording their story.
ane Taylor left St. Mark’s them go. Many exciting Bishop David said, “It’s very special to lay a remembering stone on the cairn at St Mark’s Church. Reading the stories of vulnerability, courage and resilience is both
29 inspiring and moving. In this difficult year it is good to find places where we can pause, remember, and gain strength for what lies ahead. I do pray that the God of all grace will meet with you..” Visitors are most welcome to enjoy the cairn in a socially distanced manner and the Church hope to find a way to share the stories behind each stone more publicly when restrictions allow. Thanks to the Kempshott Kourier for their support in buying stones for local groups and schools. We look forward to having the Mayor visit in the coming weeks and will share a picture of the cairn as it grows in the next edition. Transition & Transformation Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I am one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers as they are sometimes known) at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t wear a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor do we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead funerals. Other than that we preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running of the church. I think of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school.
St Mark’s will continue to be open for individual private between 10am andthe 1pm eachand Tuesday. You are I am writing this monthprayer because, as you may or may not know, Rev. Kelvin Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s at theat endthe of May. They had been us forwhich nine yearscan and we sad to see them go. Manythe exciting welcome to come and pray- please take a look guidelines forwith entry beare downloaded from things have happened in the church and community under their leadership. front page of our website https://www.saintmarks.org.uk/welcome.htm For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short
Our online services will also continue for the time being. Ifcelebration you would like access please follow and lots of fun for familiesthese of all ages 2.30pm -5pm everythe third link Saturday); we have started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the below: nd
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Kelvin and Jane are off on a well-deserved long holiday to their favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure many of you do also.
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