I am pleased to tell everyone that I’ve been appointed a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton from today.   I’m proud to be associated with a department that includes Professors Anne Curry and, of course, G.W. Bernard, even if most of the time it’s going to be at a distance!

Visiting fellows are senior academics or those with specialist skills who are appointed to collaborate with university staff on research and/or teaching programmes in order to produce significant, measurable outcomes.  My role is to advise on some ballad research in the department.  I’m hoping also that we might be able to organise a conference or workshop on military ballads sometime in the next twelve months.