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Sometimes things just evolve don’t they? A thought springs into your head, one little email arrives and that can be enough to trigger a whole new event in your life. That is how, despite being a mountaineer of very modest … Continue reading
Summer has whizzed past and as I write the rain streaming down obliterating the view to the far hills and woods is one of those November days when it is good to be inside looking out. Back in the heady … Continue reading
As a physiotherapist working in the same place for many years, one of the rewards – which admittedly can, occasionally, be a double edged sword – is getting to know patients so well they are comfortable sharing some of their … Continue reading
I can’t help it, as a physio and a historian I have got to get this off my chest. There have been lots of comment about Richard III and his scoliosis – a sideways deformity of the spine – and … Continue reading
My PhD topic is researching the surprisingly numerous women who climbed and walked in the Alps in the second half of the nineteenth century. Whenever I explain this to people hardly anyone comments on the extreme physical fitness needed, the … Continue reading
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A Pox on the Patriarchy
Did I misplace my pince-nez again? Light reading on the 19th century.