The Olympics are the world’s greatest showcase for sport, this is without contention. Hundreds of nations, thousands of contestants and billions of pounds making it the largest event of it’s and indeed any kind, on a global scale. With the financial climate the UK is currently under, this financial obligation …

On visiting the Olympic park yesterday evening, I enjoyed the experience but was left with a slightly sick, uneasy feeling in my stomach. I didn’t pin down precisely what it was, until I was walking through Crouch End this afternoon, picking up some lunch. I stopped in the long-established Dunn’s …

New book! Ever since I found out in the first year of my course that Tolkein had reworked Medieval literture and devoured his Orfeo and Gaiwen the Green Knight, I had wanted to explore this branch of his writing further. This was released in that very year, 2009, but with the volume I had to read I have waited… until now.

The poems in this volumeThe New Lay of the VolsungsandThe New Lay of Gudrunare derived from ancient Norse mythology.