Category Archives: Out and about

Losing Jerusalem

A warm summer’s afternoon in Glastonbury and the town was full of its eccentric diversity. Yet as as Glastonbury may be, it is a model of sane and peaceable conduct when compared with the world beyond. From the humdrum existence … Continue reading

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Musical accompaniment to crime

My supervisor told a story of academic intrigue. ‘It sounds something that might make a plot for an episode of Morse, culminating with a murder among the dons.’ ‘Goodness me, no’, he laughed, ‘it was Hull. It w, more soapas … Continue reading

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A rare visit to church

It was the retirement service for the local vicar today, spending twelve years in the parishes, she has been someone who understood the words community and service, someone who had become much loved for her gentle loving kindness, particularly her … Continue reading

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Forgetting Jackson Pollock

Walking along the waterfront in Liverpool on a fine summer’s evening, I came to the Tate Gallery. At half past seven on a Monday evening, it was closed, but sight of it recalled a previous visit. Back in 2015, I … Continue reading

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Finding Excalibur

‘Go to Shapwick Nature Reserve. You can walk the bronze age track’. The Reserve last month became only the second National Nature Reserve in the country, a place of tranquility away from traffic and development. We easily found not only … Continue reading

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