“Ship’s Log”

In "Ship's Log", David Punter has harvested extracts from the letters and diaries of former SS Great Britain passengers and crew written during 19th Century voyages from the UK mainly to Australia, and used them as a kind of 'jumping off point' for poetic responses which attempt to echo the essence of the letters and … Continue reading “Ship’s Log”

Elizabeth Barraclough

Elizabeth Barraclough was my wife's aunt. 24 hours ago that 'was' would have been an 'is'. Elizabeth was one of the most remarkable people I think I have ever met. For example, in the late fifties and early sixties she was a leading light in the computer department at Newcastle University - I know, a … Continue reading Elizabeth Barraclough

The Lure of Time

Have you ever thought about how you navigate through Time? Because we do. Unlike a map however, which has references to the concrete and physical - those hills, that river - and which articulate means to get from one place to another - roads or railway lines, for example - Time has no such attributes, … Continue reading The Lure of Time

It will soon be 1984…

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped.George Orwell, from "1984" Airbrushing history does not make the future any better. … Continue reading It will soon be 1984…