Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Roisin and I’m currently a third year PhD student at the University of Kent. I’ve had this website going on six years! You’ll find posts about my academic life and travels.

What’s been going on in my life…

6 months later…

It’s been a while since I last updated the blog (and believe me, I’ve want to write so much, but some reason there was always an excuse). So what have been up to the last 6 months? Find out…

April Adventures

April is going to be a busy month for me! I’m off on a number of travels which includes heading off to France: Poitiers and Carcassonne, as well as Iceland.

All things academia…

BAA Annual Romanesque Conference, Poitiers – Musée Sainte-Croix and Saint-Jean Baptistery

In April I was lucky enough to be awarded with a scholar award to attend the British Archaeological Association’s Annual Romanesque Conference, which was held in Poitiers, France. Here are few images from two of the sites we visited: the Musée Sainte-Croix and Saint-Jean Baptistery.

Research trip to Paris

An account of a recent research trip to the BNF in Paris to see a wonderful manuscript.


One of my passions is photography. You can see come of my work on my website or head over to my Flickr.

Latest blog posts

Christmas in Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen is a miniature Disneyland! We recently visited the Gardens during the Christmas celebrations, and we were not disappointed. 

The best Christmas gifts on Etsy for Paris lovers

Buying Christmas gifts can be hard, but if you know someone a little obsessed with Paris like myself, then look no further! I have searched through Etsy to find some of my favourite items that I think would be perfect for those Francophile friends of yours.

24 hours in Paris: things to see and do

Check out my blog post of all the best things to see and do in 24 hours in Paris. Get away from the tourists and head over to the secret gems that Parisians don’t want you to know about.


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