It’s raining. South London, reset to factory settings. In the fourth Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy novel, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, there’s a character called Rob Mckenna, a Rain God. He’s a lorry driver and it rains on him every day. As he drove on, the rainclouds dragged down the sky … Read moreHere Comes the Rain Again
In the course of creative endeavours, artists and scientists join fragments of knowledge into a new unity of understanding.” – Vera John-Steiner Ideas are ‘just’ connections between existing elements. Sherlock Holmes is the product of 19th-century detective fiction and medical investigation. Holmes’s deductive powers were inspired by some of Arthur Conan Doyle’s medical lecturers, including … Read moreThe Interconnectedness of All Things
In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it is revealed that the Earth is a supercomputer designed by Deep Thought, the supercomputer that came before it. “DEEP THOUGHT: I speak of none but the computer that is to come after me. A computer whose merest operational parameters I am not worthy to calculate – and yet … Read moreDouglas Adams and Artificial Intelligence
On May 25th, 2018, the second Towel Day was held at the Star of Kings in Kings Cross. Photos by Mike Conterio. If you’d like to attend Stay In for Towel Day, which will be on May 25th online, due to lockdowns around the world, you can RSVP to Save the Rhino here: https://www.savetherhino.org/get-involved/events/stay-in-for-towel-day-2020/
If you’ve RSVP’d to the Save the Rhino event on Towel Day 2020, you might like to know what #Team42 got up to at previous Towel Days*. The very first Stand Up for Towel Day was in 2017 in the basement of Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road. My sister, Helen Puddefoot, very kindly made me … Read moreRemembering Towel Day 2017
Delighted to announce that Towel Day this year will be performed online in collaboration with Save the Rhino. Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe carry a towel in his honour. Due to the … Read moreStay In for Towel Day 2020
To celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the original radio broadcasts of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the British Library are hosting a whole day of events. Stand Up for Towel Day will be there, with Steve Cross, Cerys Bradley, The Underground Clown Club, Declan Kennedy, Jonathan Hearn and The Story Beast all performing homages … Read moreStand Up for Towel Day at the British Library
March 8th marks the 40th anniversary of the very first broadcast of a radio series called The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Douglas Adams was inspired to write a guide to the galaxy while lying drunk in a field near Innsbruck with a copy of The Hitch-hiker’s Guide to Europe and looking up at the stars. Obviously it didn’t start … Read moreStand Up for Towel Day – we’re Belgium well doing it again!