In the fray
Prince Alphonso is clearly out of his depth. The risk of injury to the horse is more or less as lethal to the rider. While they are not wearing armour, which had not yet been developed in the early thirteenth century, the weight of the chain mail must still have been significant enough to make it difficult for a boy to stand and run if he came off his horse.
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English consultant and graphic novelist
Since leaving the higher education sector I’ve been focussed on thinking about education more holistically – I’m particularly interested in the interface between education and media, but I want to understand better how we can bring our traditional educational institutions to embrace the possibilities that the network and media are opening up. We need to reinvent education to suit the nature of our working lives, and our need to engage in routine lifelong learning. I use my research and writing skills to explore these issues. I consult on education issues and assist postgraduate students with their theses.
As an artist, my new project is Mayor, a graphic novel set in thirteenth century Spain. You can find out more about these activities in my blog: geniwate.com.