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Gareth and I drove down to Oxford last Friday to see my piece on exhibit at the Bodliean.

So there it is,

I’m impressed that so much of it is on display – they could have rolled it up much more. 185 more words


FAMILY: The Birthstone of England

When the world is grey and the weather cold, flowers and gemstones add colour to the natural world, and the garnet is the birthstone of January. 646 more words

Bodleian Library Finds #2

Yesterday I finally managed to sneak back into the Sackler Library to do some more research before the end of the academic term.

First on my list, of course, was Gwyn Griffiths’ “The Contendings”, which I had halfway read last time. 1,129 more words


FAMILY: A literary Christmas in Oxford

We expect your children have written to Father Christmas with suggestions about the toy or two which would make them most happy later in their stockings later this month and you’ve watched them send these missives letters to Santa, left overnight on the hearth, despatched via Royal Mail to the polar post-box or using the special delivery services of a Christmas Box kindly set up by a decorations-bedecked garden centre. 698 more words

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Bodleian Library Finds #1 

On Monday I managed to take a day off from work. My first point of call was the Bodleian Library in Oxford and its huge collection of Egyptology and ANE books. 286 more words


Bodleian/ ABC news

I heard from the Bodleian last week. My Abc scroll has been chosen for display as part of the “Designing English” exhibition, which is at the Weston Library in Oxford from 1st December. 134 more words


KIDS: The pigeons who are war heros

Homing pigeons have been great message carriers in times of war, finding their way back to their lofts with messages clipped to their legs, or even secretly coded in their feathers, and in an exhibition called… 285 more words