The Shock of the Old

Was involved today at a great initiative - the EA's BibleFresh. Krish Kandiah has done a fantastic job spearheading it - and there will be all kinds of different resources developed, gathered and hosted at the BibleFresh site. So keep…

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Andrea Clarke on Henry VIII at the BL

This was made by a US network to plug their broadcast of the Tudors series. Its Spooks-like opening seems a bit OTT. But the point of posting this is not Natalie Dormer (who played Anne Boleyn) but the fact that…

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The Wild Places 2: Putting us in our place

Have already drawn from Robert Macfarlane's The Wild Places - and I think I will do so a few more times. One striking motif from the book is the way in which the natural world, and especially wild places, puts us…

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A return to Westminster Bridge

Amazingly, had a free evening last night - so Joshua and I toddled off to Westminster, armed with a tripod and some slow shutter speeds, and played around with night shots. Here are a few results (click the pics for…

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Alan Ayckbourn on the nuances of English

Richard Eyre's anthology of interviews with various thesps and drama types (Taking Theatre) has been a fun book to dip into - the perfect filler for 5 minute slots (e.g.when people are late for a meeting). Lots of gems inside,…

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