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Welcome! Here you will find the most recent samples of my blog writing, undergraduate coursework and examples of professional writing.

Writing: Text

Monstrous bodies in medieval literature

How does magic and/or the marvellous contribute to the romances’ concerns with ideals, identity, or gender? In this essay I will examine...

Learning palaeography in lockdown

Deciphering written manuscripts and learning about the vital role the church played in Scottish communities in the Early Modern period.

Pompeii in one day

What is there to say about Pompeii that hasn't already been said? It is arguably the world's most famous archaeological site, with...

Re-visiting rural roots

By Christmas 2020 I hope that many things will have changed, but I take comfort knowing the Ankerwycke Yew will have remained the same...


Just a collection of photos from this year's warm and cosy Christmas.

Art in Pompeii

The dramatic scenes of worship and home live give visitors a glimpse of what pieces of every day life the ancient locals held dear.

A city in the shadow of a volcano

One afternoon, a colleague pulled up a chair at my desk, a huge grin across her face and asked: "do you want to come Naples today?"

Polesden Lacey

In warm and dimly lit halls you can meander past great works of art and beautifully preserved books and artefacts.

Writing: Blog2
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