p"Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby!", said GBS, but typically there's not a lot of overlap between my day job in health and education and my pastime of chess./p pThen two come along at once :)/p pMy colleague David McGeorge a href="http://sheu.org.uk/content/page/research-news"called to my attention /a to some a href="http://www2.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/news/archives/2010/12/Penalties.aspx"research about going second/a, which looked at penalty shoot-outs and the game of chess. /p pAnd then I recognised a face on the a href="http://www.thersa.org/"RSA website /a, former British Chess Champion Jonathan Rowson offering his a href="http://www.thersa.org/projects/connected-communities/about-connected-com..."tuppence-worth on social networks and the Big Society/a./p


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