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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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