February 2013 in Review

This is an index and summary of the things I’ve talked about over the last month. Links for multi-post subjects go to the first post (even if it’s before this month), you can follow the internal navigation links from there.



“Before the Golden Age 2” ed. Isaac Asimov. Part of Read All the Fiction, short stories from 1933& 1934 plus autobiography of Asimov during those years. Boxed up.

“Book of Shadows” Paula Brackston. Historical fantasy, framing story set in 2007 with flashbacks through the life of a witch born in the 17th Century. Library book.

Total: 2


“China: The World’s Oldest Civilisation Revealed” John Makeham. Part of Chapter-by-Chapter, an overview of the sweep of Chinese history from the Paleolithic through to the death of the last Emperor in the 20th Century (started reading in January).

Total: 1


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Total: 1



A Gap in the Clouds.


Louvre, Day 2 – a batch of photos from our trip to Paris in 2011.

Total: 4


Bertrand Russell. In Our Time episode about the life & work of Bertrand Russell.

Crystallography. In Our Time episode about x-ray crystallography.

The Cult of Mithras. In Our Time episode about the Roman cult of Mithras.

South Sea Bubble. In Our Time episode about the South Sea Bubble.

Total: 4


“Man in a Cretan Cloak: JDS Pendlebury at Amarna” Rosalind Janssen. Talk given at the EEG meeting in February, about the life & death of the archaeologist J. D. S. Pendlebury.

Total: 1



Ice Age Art: A Culture Show Special. One off show presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon linked to the Ice Age Art exhibition at the British Museum.

In Search of Medieval Britain. Alixe Bovey following a medieval map of Britain (link goes to only episode watched in this year).

Lost Kingdoms of South America. The history & archaeology of four cultures in South America (started in January).

Richard III: The King in the Car Park. Documentary following the excavation & analysis of Richard III’s remains.

Rome: A History of the Eternal City. History of Rome from the perspective of religion, presented by Simon Sebag Montefiore.

Rome’s Lost Empire. Using satellite imagery to find previously unknown Roman sites to excavate.

Total: 6