“And the end of all our exploring.”

This blog is about things that interest me, and various ponderings on sustainability, theology, science, visual art, poetry, etc etc. It’s good to read and encounter random stuff and see what sparks interest and ideas.

Many of the things that interest me come from my explorings around my home in Exeter. Hence the name of the blog, a quote from TS Eliot’s Little Gidding in the Four Quartets.
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And the end of all our exploring.
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I am the ‘storyteller’ for TEDxExeter. It’s by some margin the most poetic job title I’ve ever had.

The inaugural event on the theme of “Sustainability and Our Interconnected World” took place on 20 April 2012. Before the event, I blogged on behind-the-scenes planning, and ideas around interconnection and sustainability in Exeter. During the event, I blogged each speaker in real time, which I have to say was exhausting but really fulfilling. So I did the same again in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016……
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“Things that have interested me”

Between September 2010 and September 2011, I lived alongside an Anglican Benedictine community of monks and nuns. In November 2010, we moved from Broad Marston Manor near Evesham to Mucknell Abbey, a new eco-monastery near Worcester. For seven months, I wrote this blog about things that I observed and things that interested me.
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Guest blogger

Clare Bryden. The art of knitting, chemistry, and gentle protest. Power Culture blog, 27 July 2015. Available on the Power Culture website. View on this website.
The original “Particulart” exhibition was a collaboration between artist Clare Bryden and Diana Moore.

Clare Bryden. Energy infrastructures inhabit our interior landscapes: Growing up with Didcot Power Station. Power Culture blog, 27 July 2015. Available on the Power Culture website. View on this website.
Artist Clare Bryden creator of ‘Particulart‘ talks about the impact of Didcot powerstation on art and our views on energy.

Clare Bryden. Reflection on Isaiah 44.3 for Carbon Fast 2015 – Day 7 – Wednesday, 25 February 2015, EcoChurch Southwest. Available as html version of email. View on this website.

Clare Bryden. Where have we put our treasure? Bright Now Blog, Operation Noah, 20 November 2014. Available on Bright Now website. View on this website.
Clare Bryden explores where our treasure lies in today’s world.

Clare Bryden. Oh, my anguish, my anguish! Exeter Diocese Shrinking the Footprint, 21 December 2009. Download pdf.