Yew for Two

As the tree-felling season once again approaches, and in Part 2 of his 1960 autobiographical notes, Jim Pratt moves on from Osbaston to another piece of ancient woodland in Monmouth Forest

PUBLISHED ON: 10/11/21

CATEGORY: Column, Memoir

As the tree-felling season once again approaches, and in Part 2 of his 1960 autobiographical notes (Well laid Hedges and Cider) Jim Pratt moves on fro …

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Land of Whose Fathers?

A digital project aims to map land ownership across Wales – and you can help. Chris Moss talks to Dr Sioned Hâf, creator of Who Owns Wales/Pwy Bia Cymru, in this feature-length essay

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Column, Essays, Opinion

Land is an enigma. It is soil, roads, houses and mountains, but more than any or all of those. It is, in a sense, all we have as humans. It is everywh …

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A Track in Pentrefelin

Rose Rouse discovers the rich and ancient cultural history around Cefnymeysydd Isaf, Eifionydd

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Column, Essays, Memoir

I call it a track – it’s a lane – because I feel like a pilgrim every time I go up it from my partner’s farmhouse, Cefnymeysydd Isaf, which is hidden …

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Plague Dreams of the Future City

The metropolis is being whipped by the long tail of Covid-19. Chris Moss envisions the death of the megacity

PUBLISHED ON: 29/09/20

CATEGORY: Column

Plagues kill citizens. They reconfigure cities. An outbreak of yellow fever in Buenos Aires in 1871 emptied the southern districts of wealthy resident …

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Lest We Forget

Wanda Zyborska writes about HM Stanley, Denbigh, memorialisation and art, asking, How can we have equality without diversity in our cultural representations?

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Column, Opinion

The recent actions of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters tearing down statues of the slave owner Edward Colston in Bristol has drawn public attention …

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Where We Live Now: Covid Toponyms

How names helped Sarah Tanburn find her way during a Cardiff lockdown

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Column

[We] read in place-names a record of important events and reconstruct something of the culture of the namers at the time they assigned names to the pl …

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Writing the Mother Tongue

Eluned Gramich

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Column, Opinion

  aussenraum / outside area so many languages hide beneath your trees in the secret corners of your alleys and in the well which, in winter, is b …

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Becoming Wild

Ursula Martin

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/18

CATEGORY: Column

I didn’t set out on an adventure to discover my wild side, to deliberately release my feral urges. The journey came for other reasons, but in the walk …

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