Study of ancient writing

15th February 2010 | Daily Life, Musings | 0 comments

A one-line letter of mine is in today’s Guardian (click here to read it; it’s the third one down). I sent it last week, straight after reading that the  UK’s last-remaining professorship of palaeography was to be axed, and then  forgot about it until it popped up today. Actually, I think it’s short-sighted and deplorable to get rid of palaeographers, whose specialist work unlocks so many secrets of the past. I did a bit of music palaeography at university and found it fascinating. 

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