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  • Seamus Heaney 1939-2013

    [caption id="attachment_1071" align="alignright" width="224"] Seamus Heaney, 1970.(© Simon Garbutt)[/caption] The outpouring of tributes to Seamus Heaney, who died at the age of 74 on ...

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  • Friday, 9 August 2013

    Just back from a week’s trekking in Iceland. I first became fascinated by this wild and majestic country when reading the sagas as a student ...

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  • Friday, 24 May 2013

    Went to Oxford to brief the Bodleian photographer for our facsimile edition of William Morris’s manuscript of the Odes of Horace. The biggest difficulty in ...

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  • Thursday, 21 March 2013

    Just back from the Prints and Drawings department at the British Museum, where we were looking at one of their great treasures, the unique volume ...

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