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Affected Sculptures: When academic theory joins your holiday as an uninvited guest.

I had delivered two academic papers within a week of each other. A monster that I had created for myself. My first symposium in Falmouth University’s PGR programme, and my first Conference, Crones, Crime and the Gothic (Falmouth University’s Dark Economies… Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Whalebone Theatre, by Joanna Quinn

I saved The Whalebone Theatre for my holiday read. This was to be my foray away from PhD reading that seems to consume most of my reading time. Honestly speaking, I don’t think I could have picked a better book…. Continue Reading →

Animated Helston!

Something unusual was happening at the Museum of Cornish Life last week. It was busy, school holidays often are (particularly rainy ones), but this was different. The air was charged with noise and laughter – with kids, parents and grandparents… Continue Reading →

Citizen Curator – shifting sands

I stand by my exploration to date, after all you can’t think everything at once, but my thinking has moved on. I still think that there’s a kind of expectation about what might be included to describe the Cornish as… Continue Reading →

Citizen Curators and the Cornish National Collection

In addition to the support for our own museums, we (the Citizen Curators) have a mission, “to collaboratively curate a collection distributed among the museums that reflects the diversity of Cornish society past and present.”   It goes even further,… Continue Reading →

26 Trees: how the hawthorn chose me

In the last year of my geography degree, I took a module on palynology (the study of pollen grains in geological deposits). During a field trip to Aran, after standing huddled around our tutor while he drilled out a bore… Continue Reading →

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