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  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Mick Harper

Replies: 2567
Views: 184464

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 1:33 pm   Subject: Questions Of The Day
I wouldn't know, Borrie, I only work here.
  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Mick Harper

Replies: 2567
Views: 184464

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 11:13 am   Subject: Questions Of The Day
This is not very topically political, Borry, but we'll let it go on the grounds of you not being back in the swim of things yet.

passionate opinions, informed views, and challenging new angles
Yea ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 675
Views: 60884

PostForum: British History   Posted: 10:02 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Hatty drew attention to the importance of this:

Becket’s library then, shelved unassumingly in a passageway in the cathedral, was spared the reformers’ zeal
The point being is that if you've g ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 675
Views: 60884

PostForum: British History   Posted: 4:18 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Thank God the office gibbon is back. Edward Gibbon, as we affectionately call him.
  Topic: Recent Archaeological Discoveries
Mick Harper

Replies: 74
Views: 18282

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 6:03 pm   Subject: Recent Archaeological Discoveries
If I were Vespasian and Titus I would have reservations about being commemorated on ducts generally. Coins, yes; public monuments, yes; even facing bricks in the Colosseum, but lead piping? That's mor ...
  Topic: The Flu
Mick Harper

Replies: 490
Views: 48553

PostForum: Health   Posted: 5:52 pm   Subject: The Flu
Today's figures are truly alarming
Deaths 8
New cases 1,062
On a Saturday? The deaths figure shows it's an ordinary weekend day, with deaths continuing to fall. But if new cases are over a thousand ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 675
Views: 60884

PostForum: British History   Posted: 11:12 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
This is done with a lightness that belies De Hamel’s pre-eminence as a manuscript scholar – the telling is brisk, with a light foxing of anecdote, even as the evidence is rigorously lined up.
The ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 1193
Views: 107691

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 8:43 am   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
I've always been radical in my politics, conservative in my yogurts. Always have been. I was the last kid in our street to go over to Express Dairies' pink-flavoured yogurt. But I like to keep abreast ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 1868
Views: 129817

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 8:28 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
How is it 'clearly a penalty' when a defender is trying to clear the ball and Lionel Messi sticks his foot in from behind, touches the ball, but the defender who is innocently going about his normal e ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 675
Views: 60884

PostForum: British History   Posted: 4:35 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
De Hamel – author of the wonderful Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts – shows us all the tools of the bibliographer’s trade: dating handwriting, identifying pigments, noting the rust marks lef ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 675
Views: 60884

PostForum: British History   Posted: 4:26 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
This is where De Hamel’s intervention begins. In the Parker Library at Corpus Christi college is a psalter dating from the late Anglo-Saxon period.
And a librarian called Christopher de Hamel but ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 675
Views: 60884

PostForum: British History   Posted: 11:05 pm   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
I have deleted your posts for a coupla days, Ishmael. Keep 'em dry for later when I tell you why.
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 675
Views: 60884

PostForum: British History   Posted: 9:42 pm   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
That last point is especially good. We are used to fathers-and-sons and other helpful factors to combat Prisoner's Dilemma (monastic orders, Jews, secret societies, revolutionists) but I don't recall ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 1868
Views: 129817

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 9:25 pm   Subject: The Importance of Sport
My predictions were even more spot on than normal. I hadn't realised at the time it was the second biggest run chase in the entire history of Old Trafford and the biggest run chase in the entire histo ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 675
Views: 60884

PostForum: British History   Posted: 9:15 pm   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Good grief, I wasn't expecting it to be this bad. No wonder Allen Lane are pitching it at the airport market. You begin to wonder how far back the Parker Library goes. I'd say these people are shamele ...
 
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