The Trickster Prince

Matt Houlbrook: mobile historian; beard growing, head shaving; occasional cycling.

Taking stock — a thank you to my students

Tomorrow morning my third years have their exam for my module Sex and Sexualities in the Modern British World, 1880-1980s. It’s their last exam — the end of a hectic … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Some thoughts on history, prompted by a scrap of wallpaper

Standing on the top rung of a ladder, peering behind a boxed away fuse box, I felt that kind of giddy nervous thrill I usually associate with being in an … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 14 Comments

Occasional cycling

  The annual mid-life crisis road cycling trip to Mallorca — slightly later this year, and Adam and I going alone without Dave for company.     Headwinds and the … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · Leave a comment