I get inundated with charity envelopes and calls on my time by telephone and email. If y ou take out a charity subscription there is no way of answering the call without giving all your details and you get bomarded for ever. I usually recycle anything from the many I don’t currently support but recently I opened a leaflet on educational courses online being spread out across vast swathes of the developing world and large parts of Africa that now have their own universities and the online courses that really do help as many students as possible in such a geographically immense situation. I saw how effective the ‘classes’ seemed to be in getting many community groups as together as they can – it didn’t explain the technology but it showed youngsters who have usually missed out, learning with all kinds of aids. Online learning seems to be the way forward so long as power and satellites work!