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reading history

Books + Ideas, Children — March 2020

Helen complained that she wasn't doing any history. I had to break it to her that reading books on the First and Second World Wars, a historical novel set in Tudor London, and a loosely fictionalised art history survey counted as doing history, and that if she were to study history at Oxford it would actually be described as "reading history" - and probably wouldn't involve re-enactments of the Great Fire of London. more

passport renewal - art, banknotes, traffic

Books + Ideas, Transport, Travel — September 2019

I had to go into London to renew my Australian passport, so I took the opportunity to visit some attractions: the Bank of England Museum and the Guildhall Art Gallery. more

Modern Art Oxford

Oxford — March 2014

I took Helen to Modern Art Oxford the other day. more

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