Do you remember that very wet and windy Monday, when the heavens opened, the mist descended over the fields and moors and the rain just kept on coming? At Bellever it was also very atmospheric. The original plan to go up to the Tor was put on hold for another time, but there was no […]
Arts Society Lecturer, Alice White, offers some helpful hints on “How to look at a painting”. Alice White is an oil painter and tutor at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She also gives lectures at The Art Workers’ Guild, King’s College London and The Courtauld Institute of Art. Her talks include Ways […]
At Great Mistor there is a rock basin called “Mistorpan” which is 3 feet in diameter and 6 inches deep. This was one of the original Bond marks denoting the boundary of Dartmoor forest set out in a survey of 1609 as part of the ancient Perambulation of Dartmoor. I have a half recollection that […]
Irving Finkel on Rescuing Unwanted Diaries Irving Finkel is a British philologist and Assyriologist. He is currently the Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures in the Department of the Middle East in the British Museum, where he specialises in cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient Mesopotamia. Irving is the author of several academic articles and books on ancient […]
What can be more enlivening, energising or just plain enjoyable than a walk on Dartmoor on a glorious summer day?
Take the plunge into a pool of fascinating facts on Britain’s lidos, with The Arts Society expert, Simon Inglis. The Great British Lido