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Ways With Words at Dartington Hall

I first discovered Ways With Words several years ago. I came across a slightly blurry, monochrome advert for it, in a newspaper that had just been used to soak up an accidental flood of red wine. 720 more words


Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Will and I are biologists working in the medical school but classified as environmental scientists by the University’s REF program. This week members of this group, including mathematicians, toxicologists, biologists, clinicians, geographers and mining scientists, went on a short retreat at Dartington Hall located inbetween the Exeter and Cornwall campuses. 292 more words

Cool Science


It’s not happened before.¬† It has often been expected, but the springs haven’t been, for many years, this complicated: summer for a week, suntan, breakfast outdoors, then … winter.¬† 301 more words

Wishful thinking for a Christmas ghost or two....

A ghost story for Christmas may seem a little ill-placed, but nevertheless it has become something of a tradition. There was a time when BBC TV would not have been the same without something ghostly on Christmas Eve. 695 more words

Bilge About Democracy

I can’t waste my time going to town to listen to a load of bilge about democracy and Montessori etc.

Neill is writing to Curry, the headmaster at Dartington Hall, in 1932. 973 more words


Literary Festivals

It’s summer and here in Devon it is the time for Literary Festivals both large and small.

I spent the whole of Monday at beautiful Dartington Hall where the Ways With Words Festival has held for the last twenty years. 282 more words


Dartington Hall Estate

So I’m back home in a Devon for I’m not sure how long. It’s definitely not as hot here as it had been back in Canada, I’ve found myself putting jumpers back on, but we’ve had a few warm sunny days. 49 more words