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Surrey Medieval is alive and well

I really didn’t mean to leave it so long. Surrey Medieval has been going for several years now, and in that time I’ve seen numerous great (or could-have-been-great-if-only-their-authors-had-stuck-at-it) blogs come and go. I think this is the longest I’ve left … Continue reading

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At the end of the year

It wasn’t supposed to take me so long to post something new here. I have my reasons for this. You know how they say you can balance a full-time job with a part-time PhD? Exactly, no-one says that, because you can’t, … Continue reading

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Mapping pottery

Originally posted on English Landscape and Identities:
Following on from suggestions (primarily by Prof. Barry Cunliffe) at our Academic Advisory Board meeting last year, we started thinking about how we might map aceramic (or minimally ceramic-using) zones through our time…

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Stuck in the medieval mind

Last weekend’s Medieval Studies Forum meeting on “The Medieval Mind” was, much as I expected, a work-out for the grey matter (in the slightly unlikely setting of a village nursery classroom). The presentations were uniformly excellent – even mine seemed to … Continue reading

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Objects and Landscape

Exactly three weeks ago, I was making paper-thin excuses as to why I couldn’t come into work in order to attend the Objects and Landscape conference at the British Museum. Organised by the Portable Antiquities Scheme in concert with the … Continue reading

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I’m back!

Truth is, I never went away. Well, that’s not true since I went on holiday for a fortnight back in June. What I think I’m trying to say is that it’s been of source of ever growing embarrassment that I … Continue reading

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Violent crime is nothing new

Last night I had to endure the unsettling experience of having a mass drunken argument take place a matter of metres from my bedroom window (I don’t think it quite descended into a street brawl – when I summoned up the courage to … Continue reading

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Miracles & Charms

I think the Wellcome Collection may be my new favourite place in London. Free entry, wonderful exhibits, killer bookshop, bumped into a good friend who I hadn’t seen in years – what’s not to love? I would recommend you try … Continue reading

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Wish I’d found this

 (Picture: independent.co.uk) An extra £35 grand wouldn’t go amiss… The Independent BBC News

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Introduction

Hello This site is concerned primarily with aspects of the medieval history and archaeology of Surrey and beyond (that is to say between, and inclusive of, the fifth and sixteenth centuries), but will feature the occasional post about other periods, and maybe … Continue reading

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