Learning Technologies Newsletter

ISSUE 95 - June 2013 - by Phil Chambers

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Welcome to the June 2013 issue of the Learning Technologies Newsletter. Please continue to forward it to friends and colleagues who you think would find it useful.

In this special edition of the newsletter I have included a Mind Map for Tony Buzan’s personal diary on the occasion of this seventy-first birthday and news of an exciting new book.


June's Quote of the Month

"What lies behind us and
what lies before us
are but tiny maters compared
to what lies within us."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

More quotes here



TONY BUZAN – The man who introduced the world to Mind Maps

Tony Buzan has written 120 books translated in to 40 languages and worked with a very wide range of people including chief executives of major corporations, governments and even Michael Jackson! People sometimes ask me what he is really like. If you are curious, this question and far more are answered in the new authorised biography of Tony written by his good friend, Raymond Keene OBE, chess grandmaster.

Ray Keene OBE

The book takes you on a journey from Tony’s first memories aged two to his seventy-first birthday charting the main influences on his life, many of which are in Tony’s own words. As you would expect from a polymath the book also explains Mind Mapping, poetry, creativity, memory, IQ and art. In addition to Tony and Ray’s words there are also contributions from many others from his late mother, Jean Buzan, to royalty, celebrities and academics. I was also able to make my own modest contribution.

Tony Buzan and Phil Chambers

Last Sunday, 2nd June, I was invited to Phyllis Court Club, Henley-on-Thames for a combined book launch and birthday party for Tony. It was a beautiful sunny day in idyllic surroundings with a great many interesting, engaging and charming people form as far afield as Australia, Ukraine and South Africa. The day started watching a pageant of boats on the river Thames, not on in honour of Tony, but the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. We were then treated to a buffet lunch, speeches and a mammoth book signing session. In the evening there was an exclusive dinner with champagne, birthday cake, opening of presents and great conversation.

Tony Buzan's Biography Lunch - Phyllis Court

Tony Buzan's Birthday Cake

You can purchase Tony Buzan’s book as a paperback or Kindle download here.

Mind Map of Tony Buzan's 71st Birthday

That’s it for this month. I’ll be back in touch with the next newsletter in early July.

Best Wishes