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Dinosaur and bird illustration from Dinosaur on Your Window Sill Group

Neil Gostling has set up a wonderful Group on Facebook - run by academics and nature enthusiasts - where you can post photos of things you've seen in the natural world and someone will be able to tell you what it is and more

Sunday, 17th May, 2020 9:45am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: A glimpse of a possible future

welcome to the future sign

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week ponders what life will be like after lockdown. As always, a great long read

Sunday, 10th May, 2020 12:32pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Summers Sale – A short story

Sale sign in shop window

Jonathan returns with another short story to entertain readers during lockdown

Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 3:22pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: A Teller of Tales – A short story

Princess holding a letter

Jonathan Dodd shares this delightful short story about a princess and a story-teller

Sunday, 19th April, 2020 9:05am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Best Friends – a short story

packet of hobnobs

Jonathan Dodd shares this short story about the lengths some people will go to for their packets of Hobnobs

Sunday, 5th April, 2020 9:39am

By Jonathan Dodd with 3 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd’s Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: From Russia With Love

March IWSO Concert by Allan Marsh

The next Symphony Orchestra concert is cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but you can read how last weekend's enthralled the audience

Sunday, 22nd March, 2020 10:57am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Of Tunnels and Poles, Greasy or otherwise

Cu chi tunnel - vietnam

Jonathan returns with his Sunday column and this week shares what it's like when your world is consumed by darkness and it's a struggle to find the light

Sunday, 15th March, 2020 1:04pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

Aron and Titus of Jan Vos by Pieter van Steenwyck

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week explores how we measure the quality and beauty of art. As always, a great long read

Sunday, 8th March, 2020 11:58am

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: But Is It Funny?

funny person wearing opticians glasses

It's been a while, but we're very pleased to welcome Jonathan Dodd back this week, as he shares his thoughts about humour, laughter and how it makes us feel

Sunday, 1st March, 2020 11:08am

By Jonathan Dodd with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Hot Firebird

January 2020 Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert

Find out why last weekend's Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert was Jonathan Dodd's most enjoyable since he first started reviewing them in 2013

Friday, 24th January, 2020 5:12pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: The Real Sound of Christmas

robin redbreast on a branch in the snow

Jonathan Dodd shares a message of consolation with his latest Christmas story

Sunday, 15th December, 2019 9:49am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Once more unto the Polling Station!

Painting by Eugene Delacroix - Le 28 Juillet. La Liberte guidant le peuple

Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column, just in time for the fourth General Election in less than ten years. Read what he has to say on the subject

Sunday, 8th December, 2019 10:27am

By Jonathan Dodd with 11 readers' comments