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Environmental humanities workshop in the Old Barn

Bath Spa’s brand new centre for environmental humanities held its kick-off workshop in the Old Barn on Kelston Roundhill yesterday. Led by Prof Kate Rigby, it’s the first such centre in the UK. They’re a distinguished and diverse group of academics: … Continue reading

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..from the Newton Park campus

When students at the UK’s finest liberal arts establishment Bath Spa University look out dreamily to distant horizons here’s what they see: Newton Park campus by Capability Brown. Photo of Kelston Roundhill by Prof Owain Jones

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“And did those feet…” Kelston vs Kelweston: calves or a church?

In part three of our conversation, Martin Palmer, director of the Alliance of Religion and Conservation, talks about how the Romans used local fossils, and interprets the Celtic origins of the name “Kelston”. Behind me is this stone here, part … Continue reading

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Kelston Roundhill today 29 April 2016

Photo by Tim Graham

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“It’s 3am on Moorland Road” by Jon Hamp

It’s 3 am on Moorland Road The lamplight strips the scene A trail of blood and bottles Shows where the tribe has been A fox shakes his head from the alley and slowly takes his bow It’s 3 am on … Continue reading

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Tim’s new “Kelston Roundhill” Flickr group

Tim Graham has started a new Kelston Roundhill Flickr group with a dozen terrific images. He writes Kelston Roundhill is one of my favourite places & I’ve been somewhat of an amateur photographer for the last 2 years so I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Defence, shrine or a place for storytelling? The mystery of the Roundhill’s ancient uses

What was this hill used for in ancient history? Is there evidence, or do we have to guess? In part two of a series, the artist Penney Ellis and I put these questions to the environmentalist and religious historian Martin Palmer. … Continue reading

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