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Black Death 1348/49

In an earlier blog I made mention of The Black Death, and, in that connection, the work of the American historian and biologist, Walter...

Quis custodiet, ipsos custodes ?

Who guards the guardians? or, who watches the watchers? A quotation from the Roman author Juvenal writing in the early second century CE....

Kites, Cranes & Storks

Following on from my first blog about Poitou Donkeys and Pyrennean Mountain Dogs, I am now turning to three birds and their rewilding...

Ghent and England

Many of you, like my wife and I, will have visited the lovely Belgian city of Ghent. It has a long historical association with England....

Tournai

A visit to this Flemish town in Belgium revealed its links with our own history. The Cathedral’s Treasury houses a marvellous survival...

Unforeseen Consequences of The Pandemic

* Important things first! Re-aligning of football's finances. * Acceleration of the replacement of cash in daily transactions. *...

Myths Exploded

Warning: For those of you who may not know me, I never expect you to agree with my opinions. Adult Education is all about challenging...

Latvia

As we cannot go on holidays for the foreseeable future, we can nevertheless look back on those we have enjoyed. A few years ago my wife...

Rewilding, Wolves, and Donkeys

Down here in deepest Sussex, one of the most interesting and important rewilding schemes has been established on The Knepp Estate...

Welcome to my blog

Something I had intended to set up 4 years ago, before retirement inertia set in. The present virus crisis has finally forced my hand....