Category Archives: Travel

Surrey Medieval, the rest of 2018 edition

Last week was by most metrics a horrendous week. Just as you thought it couldn’t get any worse, so it did. Day after bleeding day. I’m glad to report this week was a bit better, but didn’t undo any of … Continue reading

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Leeds International Medieval Congress 2017: Part 1 – four days, 16 hours, 20 minutes

Last week was largely taken up by attending what was my third Leeds International Medieval Congress (if we discount an accidentally-larcenous first experience of the IMC a decade back when I worked as one of the people who looks after a group … Continue reading

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Out of office

I’m writing this post while on an overnight train from Miami to Washington, DC. I’ve been in the States for a couple of weeks now, having previously been in Cuba for just shy of a fortnight. I’ll be this side … Continue reading

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SMMEFNW 1: Le Osthaghe

Welcome to the first proper instalment of Surrey Medieval Middle English Field-Names Week! The trio of lost field-names that form the basis for this and the next two posts are all contained in a single source, a charter by which Henry … Continue reading

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Conference seasoned

A fortnight ago, as previously advertised, I spoke to the Surrey Archaeological Society’s Medieval Studies Forum, my final medieval event of 2014 (‘cept for my graduation ceremony). It was a great way to wrap up the year. If I’m honest, I wasn’t holding out much … Continue reading

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Beowulf in California

Here’s a big bit of news I’ve been sitting on for a while because, well, I didn’t know if I’d be able to afford to make it happen. But I can! So, without further ado, I’m pretty darned chuffed to … Continue reading

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Contacts and Networks: University of Nottingham Institute for Medieval Research Postgraduate Conference 2014

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been working alongside a number of postgraduate research students within the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Medieval Research planning its annual Postgraduate Conference. I think I’m right in saying the conference is in its fifth year, and this time … Continue reading

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Forgive us for our trespassing: seeing the Dorset “seven ditches”

I first wrote about the lost earthwork-cum-execution site atop the Hog’s Back in Surrey known as “seven ditches” around four years ago, and it was the first piece of work I added to this blog when I set it up … Continue reading

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Not leaving the house

It’s drawing dark outside despite it still being a reasonable hour which makes me realise two things: winter is pretty much upon us, and I’m not going to make it out of the house in the light today. Quite honestly, … 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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