Archive for May, 2013

The Fall of Arthur

It’s not often we get a new work from Birmingham man J.R.R. Tolkien, but today’s the day. Written in the early 1930s and only now published, The Fall of Arthur was Tolkien’s last big try at working up the fabric of British legend into the sort of bleakly beautiful native verse epic he wanted it […]

On the map

The global OpenStreetMap convention is coming to Birmingham, England, 6th-8th September 2013. Map-makers might also be interested to know that The Society of Cartographers annual conference and summer school will be in Stoke-on-Trent, near Birmingham, on the 2nd-4th September 2013. Lots of Stoke & Staffordshire -specific mapping talks on the programme, plus a map illustrator’s […]