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THAMES: 20) It Turns Round In A Circle
2022-05-03 11:53
Thames Head, they’ve called these meadows since time immemorial. Here, they say, the river is born, in dandelion carpets beneath a broad Cotswold sky.   Folk reckoning was buttre… Read More
THAMES: 19) The Passages
2022-04-05 11:41
Lechlade and Cricklade. The Thames’s highest towns. Here at last is the river’s cradle, its nest of honey-and-mustard Cotswold limestone.  Narrow, shallow and clogged with v… Read More
THAMES: 18) English Migrants
2021-12-12 17:03
Here are the far heights. Field upon field, sky beyond sky, winter horizons out beyond the back door. Beyond England, even while of it – for this verdant world of their dreams lies f… Read More
THAMES: 17) The High Pastures
2021-10-20 14:53
 Through a haze of cloud, milky sunshine washes the plains of the high Thames. It is an early October morning, and the reason it is early is that from here on, out the back doors of Oxf… Read More
THAMES: 16) Nightmares Of The Spires
2021-10-01 14:37
A crossing for oxen, they called it. Good enough, right? Who doesn’t like oxen? They go nuuo. Watch them mooch across the river. Touch them, if you really want. Build your civilisation… Read More
THAMES: 15) 'Thames Or Isis'
2021-09-06 15:21
River Thames or Isis, the maps read now. What does it mean? Two names at once? Or are you expected to choose one or the other, like, say, chocolate or pistachio ice cream, or a red suitcase… Read More
THAMES: 14) Settling Point
2021-08-24 14:11
Is time like the river? There are places where it feels less like a flow, with one age succeeding another, than an accumulation of all ages together.     Witness the Oxford Plain… Read More

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