I work in the heritage sector. In my spare time, I use ethnography to study contemporary fringe beliefs that have their roots in likely older cultural traditions.
My focus includes having a better understanding of those people who have been transformed by their experiences. My research interests are specifically linked to UFO close encounter cases, folklore and religion.
I'm also a fan of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and a PS3 vet. Not being satisfied with just watching films, I started writing poetry and short stories.
This is my personal blog.
Tag Archives: Exeter
Since Spring 2015, students at Oxford University have been campaigning for the removal of the statue of Cecil Rhodes which proudly stands in front of the entrance to Oriel College. This anti-colonial protest is becoming common place in an era of … Continue reading
I don’t normally upload any of my nonsense poetry but I’ll make an exception with this example. First written in 2008 when I was going for guitar lessons in the Devon village of Bradninch. On my return to Exeter, I … Continue reading
My first and only entry for this month concerns my participation in some fun fund-raising to help raise awareness of men’s health, in particular prostrate and testicular cancer. Movember takes place every November and thousands of men grow dodgy-looking moustaches … Continue reading