From Solitude to Loneliness: Preaching and Meditating on Marriage and Widowhood in Early Modern Britain

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Researchers Hannah Yip and Thomas Clifton explore solitude in early modern meditations and sermons on widowhood and remarriage.

Finding Solitude: Notes on an Exhibition

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Illustrator and author Sophie Burrows guides us through the work she has created for our new exhibition, 'Finding Solitude', week-by-week.

A Slice of Life

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In our latest post, Tom Wicker reflects on the sensory solace of lockdown baking and breathing out in the face of COVID uncertanties.

Coffee, COVID and Porridge

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Writer and mental health advocate Kate Stone Matheson describes the solitude of chronic illness and disability against a backdrop of repeated pandemic lockdowns in Melbourne, Australia.

There's Something About Elephants

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We cross continents for our latest 'Lockdown Fantasy', as Viv Graveson imagines herself back to the very best kind of solitude with a herd of orphaned Kenyan elephants.

An Imaginary Midden

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A new 'Lockdown Fantasy' from novelist and historian Mary Chamberlain, who muses on the ups and downs of creativity and imagination during the pandemic and beyond.

To My Adorable, Defiant, But Entirely Imaginary, Corgi

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Our postdoctoral researcher James Morland writes about family, longing, and the dreamiest of dream dogs for the second post in our 'Lockdown Fantasies' blog series.

On Wanting to be Andrew Scott's Mother

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In our new blog series on 'Lockdown Fantasies', our Principal Investigator Barbara Taylor shows how pandemical solitude can play on the imagination.

Solitude and Nature Writing

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We explore nature, in the Cairngorms and beyond, in our latest post, as Di Beddow introduces us to the mountain landscapes of Nan Shepherd's writing and suggests how nature might enhance and sweeten solitude.

The Solitude Files

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Anna Harpin and Susie Riddell from theatre company Idiot Child explore experiences of lockdown solitude in this short film created for our project.