A Pantheist Pilgrimage—by bicycle in winter sun to visit Agnes Arber’s grave in Girton

This morning I decided to take a short spin over to Girton and then back into Cambridge via Impington Windmill (a photo of which magnificent building heads up this post). The main reason for going out was simply the desire/need to be outside washed by the cold wind and winter sun after too many days spent indoors. But Girton particularly called to me as a destination because my reading of Mary-Jane Rubenstein’s truly wonderful, insightful and exciting book “Pantheologies” had sent me back with a new set of insights/thoughts/questions to the work of one of my own heroes of pantheism, namely the extraordinary, Cambridge botanist and philosopher, Agnes Arber (1879-1960) whose final book, entitled “The Manifold and the One”, I accidentally stumbled across in 2007 whilst staying in Wells-next-the-Sea. (At this link, should you be interested, you can find an address on her and the book that I gave back in 2017.) I recommend wholeheartedly getting hold of a secondhand copy of the “The Manifold and the One” and also reading through the following paper:

Agnes Arber, née Robertson (1879–1960): Fragments of her Life, Including her Place in Biology and in Women’s Studies by Rudolf Schmid
Annals of Botany, Volume 88, Issue 6, December 2001, Pages 1105–1128, https://doi.org/10.1006/anbo.2001.1553 

All photos taken with a Fuji X100F
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St Andrew’s, Girton 

Agnes Arber’s grave, St Andrew’s, Girton

Agnes Arber’s grave, St Andrew’s, Girton

St Andrew’s, Girton, looking east

St Andrew’s, Girton, looking west

The Raleigh Superbe outside St Andrew’s, Girton

St Andrew’s, Girton

Houses hard-by St Andrew’s, Girton

Plaque on a bench on Washpit Lane, Girton. Who were these two women who died so young?

The same bench as above, now close to final disintegration

The end of Washpit Lane now terminated by the hell that is the A14

The end of Washpit Lane with a turn-off to farm buildings

The end of Washpit Lane looking back towards Girton

A winter scene on a footpath near Girton

A winter scene on a footpath near Girton

A winter scene on a footpath near Girton

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