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22 May 2018

Sometimes – very, very rarely, but sometimes – thinks click together in an unexpected but beautiful, seemingly preordained way. This is the moment called ‘serendipity’,...

Highways and Byways of the Seventeenth Century: Campden Wonders

15 May 2018

Before getting into this week’s topic, I can’t let pass the fact that yesterday, it was announced that the Royal Navy’s latest nuclear submarine would be named HMS Agincourt. Cue...

And…We’re Back!

9 May 2018

Sorry for the delay in posting this week. We were away for the sweltering Bank Holiday Weekend, in a wonderful historic location which I intended to blog about (and will next week)....

Cooking the Books with Added Attenborough

30 April 2018

Last Friday evening saw me at the British Library for the members’ preview of the new Captain Cook exhibition, marking the 250th anniversary of the start of the first of his three...