• HRH the Prince of Wales in Prague

    HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have just completed a nine day official visit in Central Europe, spending three of the days in the Czech Republic. They visited Masaryk University in Brno where Prince Charles was presented with a special medal for his contribution to concerns about the environment (I wonder if the University did that as a deliberate snub to climate change and environment sceptic President Vaclav Klaus?). They also went to worship on Sunday at St Clements Anglican congregation, where our friend, the Revd Ricky Yates, had to convince over-jealous Czech police to let his own congregation into the church (you can read more about on…

  • Colleges and libraries

    Well, our blog has gone a bit silent over the last few weeks – apologies to those who have been checking us out and eagerly awaiting new posts! One of the reasons is that one of the moderators (that’s yours truly) is away on a study leave – so if the supervisors of my dissertation are reading this, ehmm, I’m blogging in the comfort of the evening having worked very hard all day in the library. I’m enjoying the hospitality of our sister school, Regents Park College in Oxford. It’s amazing what a network of friends I’ve discovered here, mostly stemming from occasions when our ways crossed because of or…