Questions remain about future of Binchester Roman fort site

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An MP is to seek talks with Church Commissioners in a bid to ensure an internationally-important Roman fort in the North East is protected for future generations.

Binchester Roman Fort near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, has been dubbed the Pompeii of the North after archeologists unearthed artefacts dating back 1,800 years.

But there are fears for its future because the Church Commissioners, who own the land, have put it up for sale as separate lots.

Helen Goodman, Labour MP for Bishop Auckland, raised a series of questions about the sale in the House of Commons. Read more.

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Spawned from his central theme of chaos and control, Gareth Pugh engaged audiences at Lexus Design Disrupted in a supercell to showcase his newest collection, courtesy of sculpture artist Daniel Wurtzel.

Heating our planet from 93 million miles away, our host star - the sun - causes variable disturbances in Earth’s atmosphere. Because the sun’s warmth is relative to the surface area of Earth facing the sun directly, storms formulate due to convection, whereby heat is diffused and displaced geographically. Cumulonimbus clouds - undergoing congestion from molecular instability described macroscopically by the science of thermodynamics - appear very benign and static, even though we’re aware of their constant motion.

However, when perturbations are triggered amidst low pressure densities in the atmosphere, a cyclostrophic balance results, generating a tornado. From a distance, tornadoes - like Pugh’s collection - seem smooth, uniform, serene. Up close, the hectic cyclone reveals its unbridled power. Such is the way in which Gareth Pugh merges anarchy and restraint within his installations.

Gareth Pugh’s implementation of this meteorological phenomena extended his digital supercell into the physical form, setting the stage for his collection to be immortalized in all minds fortunate enough to experience it.

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