November 26, 2017

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What is it about Borth that attracts geomyths I wonder? There is a brand new one this week, regarding the proposed artistic sculpture by Robert Davies. The new myth takes the form of an online petition.

Petitions are tr...

November 20, 2017

Last week I attended a public viewing of a television programme I was involved in with the Travel Channel. The show is 'Expedition Unknown', the episode is 'England's Vanished Crown Jewels.' It's about the medieval King John, who allegedly lost his baggage train in The...

November 20, 2017

As part of the 'Europe's Lost Frontiers' project, headed by Professor Vince Gaffney at Bradford, the Doggerland sea cores have come to us in Lampeter to be processed. We recently had a team meeting in the labs, including across Skype, resulting for me in the sketch bel...

November 11, 2017

(A Macalla, After a Century's War)

From Flanders Fields the poppies grow 

Inside our houses, row on row,

They pierce our breasts with scarlet wings

And mark the place where still larks sing

Faintly in the century's woe.

These are the dead, their name is Hedd.

Their graves fil...

November 11, 2017

The other day, my daughter asked me what my favourite WW1 poem was.

I was unable to answer.

How does one pick a favourite out of war?
I muttered a generic reposte, handing her a copy of Hedd Wyn and falling back on my usual default of Yeats.

She gave me a withering look.


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