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The Serendipitists

Green comet milkweed buds (Asclepias viridiflora)

It wasn’t the sort of news that would entice just anyone to change their weekend plans. Still, as word began to spread that green comet milkweed had been found on the Nash prairie, and that Susan Conaty would lead a prairie walk to see both the milkweed and other late spring beauties, plans began to change. 1,225 more words


Composers of Architecture: Walpole and Beckford (Public lecture, 24th October)

William Beckford, famous for the development of Fonthill Abbey, and Horace Walpole, who devised Strawberry Hill, were two of the most original architects and writers of the eighteenth century. 246 more words

Literature And Book Events

Horror as a Genre

Hey Lovelies!

This week we’re going to talk about the horror genre. To be completely honest, this is my least favorite genre in both film and literature. 3,659 more words

Walpole as Designer (Public lecture, 17th October)

Enter the marvellous world of Strawberry Hill, a revolutionary neo-Gothic house designed by Horace Walpole, at this free public lecture on 17th October at 18.15, in Elvet Riverside 141. 261 more words

Literature And Book Events

Writing to the Moment: Walpole’s Letters (Public lecture, 10th October)

Why read letters that were written over two hundred and fifty years ago? What are the special qualities of the letter as a form of writing, and what special insights into social and cultural history do letters afford?  237 more words

Literature And Book Events

#OTD in 1750 – Birth of notorious highwayman, “Captain” James MacLaine.

Born in Co Monaghan, MacLaine was a notorious highwayman with his accomplice William Plunkett. He was known as the “Gentleman Highwayman” as a result of his courteous behaviour during his robberies. 661 more words

Irish History

Looking out the window.

I know. I usually have photos of horses for the WordPress Photo Challenge.  But for this one…..windows…..I am diverting from my usual equine direction. I do have one horse “window” but  since I absolutely  201 more words

Photography Of Horses