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It has been forever since I last posted on this blog, largely because I haven’t had many photos to post. Can’t believe it’s almost Christmas – the autumn has flown by, and suddenly it’s December. 46 more words

Victorian Freshers Guide

Arthur John Story’s Do’s and Don’t’s for the Victorian Fresher

In 1893 a new guide for freshers began to circulate at St. John’s College, Cambridge. It was authored by ‘A Sympathiser’, later identified as Undergraduate Arthur John Story. 944 more words


One important book

Few weeks ago, I had surgery and I am only now trying to catch up on all the intended blog posts, including this one on the first Finnish bible in the Old Library of St John’s College, Oxford, kindly shown to me by their Assistant Librarian Ruth Ogden last month. 985 more words

Not Shakespeare

Poetry Monday

For the last month, I’ve adopted “Life in the Slow Lane.” While recovering from a recent hiking injury (https://tinyurl.com/yb2ruz3k), I’m finding more time to read, study and reflect. 716 more words


Travel Diary: Cambridge

In 46minutes by train, I arrived at Cambridge and luckily it was an amazing sunny day. Actually, the most sunniest day (don’t know if this is proper English, but I don’t really care, I am just super delighted) I had in England for a month. 120 more words

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