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Birkfield Blog

Views and observations from St Joseph's College bloggers, including staff, students and the occasional special guest.

Release Date: 02.07.2019

Antifragility is a property of systems that increase in their capability to thrive as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, noise, mistakes, faults, attacks, or failures. It is a concept developed by Professor Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2013 book, Antifragile.

Release Date: 06.03.2019

So, as we busy ourselves planning events to celebrate World Book Day this week, it seems fitting to take a moment to marvel at the power of the written word.  Reading at its most basic level enables us to function in the world as human beings.  How can we know which way to turn (literally) if we can’t read the road signs?