Category Archives: Monasteries

One hectic week done, time for some PiMMS

So the Leeds Monasticism Conference – indeed, my return to Leeds in general – was all I hoped it would be and more. Slickly run, diverse in its subject matter and with a couple of really stimulating roundtable sessions at the … Continue reading

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The forgetful frater, or, an eighth-century reminder to make good notes

Here’s a little late-night blast from the library, not because I have something urgent I want to get off my chest but because it concerns something I came across earlier which chimed with me because of the nature of my current workload … Continue reading

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Respect your elders: thoughts on a brace of under-appreciated Bedan place-names

I get the sense many people who are normally diligent in publishing blog posts at fairly regular intervals are otherwise occupied right now with things related to the impending end of the academic teaching year. I’ve long given up any pretence to regularity … Continue reading

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New post for a new poster

This will be my shortest post (my next one is shaping up to be my longest, normal service resumed some might say). As promised, I have uploaded a copy of the poster I contributed to the recent Annual Foreshore Forum … Continue reading

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Now for Nottingham

I saw the above last month, as I was walking along the street around the back of the Wellcome Trust. It really chimed with me, hence me stopping to take the photo. At the time I was seeing out my … Continue reading

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SMSW 3 – a statistical perspective on Surrey’s early medieval coin corpus

Three posts in three days was always going to be a bit of an ask, especially when trying to write them around hosting a dinner party, attending a birthday and London’s premature celebration of Swiss National Day, and watching Chris Froome’s fantastic … Continue reading

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Prof. Mick Aston

In my previous post I explained how my deep interest in the medieval period was precipitated by becoming engrossed in the subject of the status of my home village at the time of the Domesday Survey (tiny acorns and mighty … Continue reading

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