Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hedging your bets for biodiversity


For the last five years or so the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology have been conducting an investigation into the effects of different management techniques on farmland. One of the sites they chose was at Wimpole and the preliminary results … Continue reading

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New paper: synthesis of biodiversity drivers in Central Romania


Originally posted on Ideas for Sustainability:
By Joern Fischer There is only a handful of publications still in the pipeline for our project on sustainable development in Central Romania — timely indeed, since funding finishes at the end of 2015!…

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Well deserved Custard Creams by Shane O’Reilly


It’s not often that visitors to Wimpole Estate get out as far as the Octagon or even know of its existence. The Octagon is a large pond that lies beyond the road that splits the Hall from the end of … Continue reading

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Well bowl me over!


Jim’s self set challenge of making a pole lathed bowl for every week of the year finally ended and we had a magnificent display of his work on show at the last Wympole bodgers day. The first ones were a … Continue reading

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Stop press: there have been murmurs of murder on Wimpole Estate


The starling population has fallen by over 80% in recent years, meaning that they are now on the critical list of UK birds most at risk. The decline is believed to be due to the loss of permanent pasture, increased use … Continue reading

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Steam by Shane O’Reilly


It’s the smell of new Plasticine that takes me back to my early schooldays and the visual stimulus of a Rupert Bear annual that dragoons back memories of Christmas’ past. So what is it about steam that evokes such powerful … Continue reading

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Bang, pop and all that


Bonfire Night at Wimpole 2015. At least it was dry that night 🙂

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Something fishy going on here!


I’ve not posted for a bit and forgot the second instalment of the trip to Jordan. After Rajif we carried along the King’s Highway to Aqaba. Many years ago, during the first Gulf War, I remember travelling along this  (then … Continue reading

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