Thanks very much for rounding off our conversations for the moment. I am grateful for your generosity as well as our other correspondents.
While our discussion was officially the February theme of the month, there is no problem with us continuing the thread here for a while longer.
Clive has already suggested how we might recap and analyse these beginnings - which is how I see the exchanges we have had here - and I'd be very happy for contributions on points to recap and those to move forward on this thread. I'll attempt to do that myself too. Again, I regret I've been experiencing some difficulties off-list which has hampered my correspondence. Those of you still waiting for of-list replies, please bear with me still.
Once we examine the exchanges, tie up the loose ends and publish some form of 'digest' then that would be the clearing to take up perhaps a revised thread next year, focusing on more specific questions. Of course, everyone here is invited to take part in this future development.
Beginning this research, I had a sense of wanting to build a research network for this project and so I hope you will all continue to participate with the generosity and criticality of spirit which has made the discussion such a pleasure.
All the best everyone,
Let's keep talking,