This week I am going to mention the Festival of Tomorrow, but please bear in mind that if you are reading this today, it actually finished the day before yesterday, so although they say tomorrow never comes, it did - and you’ve missed it.

I’m glad we’ve cleared that up.

The Festival of Tomorrow was an event organised by Science Swindon, and underlined how our supposedly humble town was, is and hopefully always will be, a centre for all kinds of scientific innovations and interest, and at the cutting edge of technology.

Normally it would have been held at STEAM.

But as that’s now a vaccination station, you won’t be surprised to discover this year’s festival was virtual.

Which is good because I missed the 2020 Festival of Tomorrow because it was before the pandemic, when life involved rushing around like there was no tomorrow, and this year it was easy to sit down and enjoy it on my laptop.

Indeed, a surprise upside to lockdown has been the proliferation of Zoom and other similar online festivals, lectures, tours and virtual events.

And it was the latest online talk organised by the Friends of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery that demonstrated how valuable they are.

It featured Dr Desmond Morris, whom the rest of the world knows as a renowned zoologist.

But we can also call him one of us because he grew up in Purton and then Swindon, and he is the great-grandson of the great William Morris, the founder of this very paper (another Swindon innovator).

I don’t think the talk would have happened if it hadn’t been for the lockdown, because Dr Morris is now 93, lives in Ireland, and is as busy as ever, so may not have been able to come over to deliver a one-off talk.

By any standard, though, it was fascinating, and it was remarkable to find his mind as sharp as ever - and that’s really saying something, considering how razor-like it was to begin with.

The question everyone in the audience was itching to ask is what his secret is for keeping himself so bright.

But he was ahead of us, and answered before we could ask.

His life, he said, has been devoted to using the scientific side of his brain.

But the creative half gets plenty of exercise, too, because he is a renowned and prolific artist - and has a painting in the celebrated Swindon Collection.

So although I don’t consider myself much of a scientist (and neither did my teachers), you don’t need to be Einstein to draw the conclusion that exercising all parts of your brain is the best way of keeping it sharp.

I decided that would be my plan from now on, and I didn’t have to wait long because The Festival of Tomorrow was beginning… tomorrow.

So, unless you were born yesterday, it is obvious what my thought for today is: if you keep your brain active, you never know what tomorrow might bring.