06 Mar 2019 | Jack Lowe

Call for Papers: Geographies of Gaming and VR

The third annual RGS-IBG Digital Geographies Research Group Symposium will be taking place at the University of Birmingham on 3 July 2019 examining ‘geographies of gaming and VR’.Since Atari released Pong in 1972 the video game industry has e...

05 Mar 2019 | Radical Stroud

Oakridge Walk February 23rd 2019

‘When vapours rolling down a valley Made a lonely scene more lonesome’, Wrote Wordsworth in The Prelude – Well, we weren’t lonely, a group of ten Walking through early morning mists and fog, Discussing enclosure of Oakridge common land, A death-t...

05 Mar 2019 | Radical Stroud

Thomas Helliker: the Trowbridge Martyr

Prologue I have previously only known the name Semington from information boards on the Wiltshire and Berkshire Canal: a junction with the Kennet and Avon Canal. This is how ‘Heritage’ works: it fixes your view on space and time; it gives the past mea...

05 Mar 2019 | Mindy Goose

The View Across the Aire – Six Months in

A little over six months, I have been taking photos of this view across the River Aire, from the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey. I will continue right into summer this year, and look forward to see the whole year pass me by. The everyday, collecting as I w...

04 Mar 2019 | exercises in being here

Woman’s prayer

Woman's prayerAshen sky. On the seashore - a memory.Birds. Threads. Trust. Souvenirs.What arms are these for you!Maria.Regina.Barbara. (the poetry in the titles of my Spotify Discover weekly song list)

03 Mar 2019 | THE LRM

March First Sunday

First Sunday this Sunday and so time for a wander.... I've had a few requests for one of our occasional weeknight loiters as a some folk struggle with Sundays. There's also been several suggestions to explore places we haven't been to before and so the two combine to create March's event. We will be venturing into the Arndale Centre chasm although as ever we will not be shopping (and depending on the spirit of the derive we may not stay under cover for long). Please join us 6pm, Wednesday 6th March outsid...

03 Mar 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 32

Coulee Walk, Lethbridge, ABIt warmed up to minus fifteen last week, but this weekend it was back to -30°C.  We bundled up and went out anyway. A sunny day, with that cold, hard brightness that is invigorating. We did a loop from Fort Whoop-Up on well-maintained trails. They seem to plow the park trails more than the streets or sidewalks in Lethbridge. A train passed over the trestle bridge 95 meters above our heads. The Oldman River was mostly frozen, but a couple dozen geese were huddl [...]

01 Mar 2019 | 33 Temple

10 Mars Bars

Recently I received the sad news that an old college friend of mine (Mick - Michael Dean) had passed away. Although those days were now 35 years in the past, the memories remain as vivid as ever and probably will remain so unless I suffer a lapse of me...