“The musician too often neglects opportunities for extending his general knowledge and thus adding to his powers as a man. He is too ready to separate the man from the artist: he exalts the education of the artist at the expense of the education of the man, with the result that his views are warped and one-sided. His idiosyncrasies are passed off with the saying, “Oh, well, he is a musician; that is the artistic temperament.” The phrase “artistic temperament” is very often the substitute for saying, “He is irresponsible and lacking just a little in mental acumen.”— Man First, Artist Afterwards, by Dr. C.H. Mills, The Violinist, 1912 (via songofthelark)
I came across this site whilst looking for a way to practise some of the maths I’ve been doing as part of the Open University course ‘Starting with maths’. It’s not a site I’ve seen before, but I am *really* impressed. Free videos, tutorials, and exercises. There are a phenomenal number of mathematics tutorials, but also art history, chemistry, computer science, history, economics… and more. If you’ve not seen it, it’s well worth a look.