Isle of Wight Opinion Pieces

OnTheWight is run on journalistic principles of honesty, transparency and balance. Every so often, there will be a subject or issue that the editors or contributors wish to share that reflects their personal opinion.

These Isle of Wight opinion pieces will be clearly marked as such. We believe their inclusion adds to the diversity of content available to readers.

Jonathan Dodd: Avatars

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week talks about avatars and heroes, explaining how one of his heroes made him 'burst into tears' for the one and only time of his adult life.

Sunday, 17th June, 2018 9:39am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: What’s Eco-Philosophy ever done for us?

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week reflects on the topic of the latest Cafe Scientifique talk, eco-philosophy.

Sunday, 10th June, 2018 9:46am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Being ‘Away’

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Jonathan Dodd is back! Returning with his Sunday column and reminding us of how much we missed his interesting observations on life.

Sunday, 27th May, 2018 9:37am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Cooking Oil and Conversation

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column. This week he's inspired by a TV programme he watched about a 1km long fatberg under the streets of London. It's fascinating stuff.

Sunday, 29th April, 2018 12:13pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Where would you put the camera?

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week asks, “Have you read ‘Northern Lights’?" If you haven't, he explains why you might want to.

Sunday, 22nd April, 2018 10:30am

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Body Farms

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and, following a fantastic talk by forensic anthropologist, Dr Anna Williams, he extols the virtues of body farms.

Sunday, 15th April, 2018 11:30am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Rich doesn’t just mean money

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and hits the nail on the head with this line, "Social cohesiveness is something you can’t wave a wand over, you have to keep working to include everyone".

Sunday, 8th April, 2018 11:14am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: It’s all right Ma, I’m only sleeping

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week has a great piece of advice - "Never make a big decision until you’re fully awake and in command of your intellect".

Sunday, 25th March, 2018 12:03pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: So long Stephen William Hawking

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week pays tribute to the brilliant theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who sadly passed away this week.

Sunday, 18th March, 2018 12:40pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Jonathan Dodd: Imagination

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week he explores the fascinating subject of our imagination.

Sunday, 11th March, 2018 12:43pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Happiness

The Mansion of Happiness

Jonathan Dodd is back! Returning with another glorious exploration of the mind and this week, with the subject of happiness.

Sunday, 4th March, 2018 11:32am

By Jonathan Dodd

Jonathan Dodd: Phytoplankton Universe

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Jonathan Dodd returns with his Sunday column and this week shares how something he'd learnt at the latest Cafe Scientifique talk got him thinking about the lives of Phytoplankton.

Sunday, 18th February, 2018 2:06pm

By Jonathan Dodd