About this site

Animal welfare and activism
Bullfighting: against
Cambridge University  
Christian religion: against
Church of England: against
'The Conversation' and free expression
Culture industry
Death penalty: against
Design/construction: other
Ethics: theory and practice
Feminist ideology
Framework science: review

Gardening / construction: photographic introduction, 2010 - 2020
Gardening: bed and board
Gardening: protection, support
Gardening: greenhouses, cloches
Gardening: composting, rainwater collecting, weeding
Gardening: design principles
Gardening: organic criticism
Glossary: general
Green ideology
Heaney, Seamus: introduction
Heaney: Cambridge Companion
Heaney: crap and credulity
Heaney: selected poems, criticism
Heaney: ethical depth?
Heaney: translations, versions
Ireland and Northern Ireland
Israel: defending


Clicking on bold highlighted text takes you  to the page

The site incorporates two projects, PHD and FEFE . PHD: Paul Hurt Design  is a wide-ranging introduction to  my design and construction work, including gardening.  A New PHD Page  is about projects in 2021, with many new images. FEFE: free expression, fresh expressions is concerned with three 'Controversies.'

Gardening, construction: introduction, with photographs 2010 - 2020 is very comprehensive, including techniques, efficient working, new ways of working as well as appearance and aesthetics. with links to other gardening pages.   Design/construction: other is varied too, with information about innovations in areas other than gardening.  Page Travel and  Web Design are about  innovations in Web page navigation,  for use in 'Large Page Design'  and many other applications.

The section 'Controversies' includes  pages on Christian religiongreen ideology,  University education - these are also discussed in FEFE - the death penalty, Israel and Palestinian ideology,  feminist ideology, animal welfare and activism, objections to veganism, bullfighting, supermarkets and small shops, Ireland, N. Ireland,  secondary education.


Designing with words: PHD concrete poetry and design  and Innovations and new ideas: poetry and visual art are detailed accounts. Metaphor and metre present innovations  in the technical study of these subjects. 

I go beyond English in various pages,  eg  Seamus Heaney: translations and versions  which has texts in German, Dutch, Italian, Latin, classical Greek, modern Greek and Polish, with my own translations. My bullfighting page is in French as well as English, about  bullfighting in France and Spain.





Palestinian ideology

PHD: Paul Hurt Design
Poems: humour, war, nature etc
Poetry: innovations, new ideas
Poetry: composite forms
Poetry: concrete
Poetry: modulation

Poetry: line length
Poetry: meaning linkage
Poetry: metaphor
Poetry: metre / meter
Poetry: sound linkage
Religion and ideology
Reviewing and criticism
Scottish independence
Supermarkets and small shops
Teaching: capability
{themes}: {adjustment}
{themes}: {completion}

{themes}: {direction}
{themes}: {distance}
{themes}: {modification}
{themes}: {ordering}
{themes}: {resolution}
{themes}: {restriction}
{themes}: {reversal}
{themes}: {separation}
{themes}: {substitution}
{theme} theory: interpretations
{theme} theory: introduction
{theme} theory: introduction (pdf)
Veganism: against 
Web design: page-travel
Web design: in detail
                 List of some topics, with links to pages

         Click on an entry in the list below to go to the page




of recent examples.

Below the text here - some of the site's many images, showing  some of its range and variety. Clicking on an image takes you to the page.

The site has very high Google rankings for a  wide range of search     terms.  The Site Map page    (click to reach the page) includes examples. The Site Map page  can be viewed on a small screen.

Some  pages make use of Large Page Design. These pages are wide or fairly wide as well as long or fairly long and can't be viewed adequately on the small screen of a portable device.


Most pages  (but not this) use an innovation in Web navigation, 'the rail,' a long blue band on the left margin.
Clicking on the rail gives a means of reaching top of page very quickly, where links  are placed for easy page travel -
travel within the page and travel to other pages.

The British Library has selected all of this site for preservation, in the Arts and Humanities / Literature
archive and the Computer Science, Information Technology and Web Technology archive.

The site incorporates PHD, Paul Hurt Design: a project not a business. This page is a PHD graphic design.
The site also incorporates FEFE: Free expression, fresh expressions, which includes some topics in the
section 'Controversies,' Christian religion, Green ideology, University education.










Mikhail Bakhtin writes of "Dostoevsky's passion for journalism and his love of the newspaper, his deep and subtle understanding of the newspaper page as a living reflection of the contradictions of contemporary society in the cross-section of a single day, where the most diverse and contradictory material is laid out, extensively, side by side..." (Quoted in 'Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics,' translation by Caryl Emerson.)


My approach is in part systematic and rigorous, sometimes at a high level of abstraction, but I see no contradiction between system and rigour on the one hand and on the other, passion, compassion, activism, humour, an intense concern for the health of language and the vitality of culture, a whole range of other concerns. A systematic study can reveal gaps very clearly. The meticulous work of cartographers helped to show explorers which regions were still unexplored, to suggest new areas for risk and discovery. Activism and activists -  deluded and  deranged activists as well as ones I respect and admire - politics and politicians, have a part to play in the pages of the site, but also journalists, poets, musicians, scientists, engineers, labourers, scholars, miners, and many more, including animals.                  


The 'diverse material' in this site covers a very wide range, some of it of journalistic, some of it academic, some of it personal, some of it practical - working with wood, metal, other materials, designing and constructing buildings, other structures and sometimes machines, the growing of a wide range of plants. Some of it is concerned with aesthetics, some of it is concerned with ethics - with humane values and harshness, unavoidable harshness as well as harshness which can be reduced by reform or technical advances, harshness in peace and  harshness in war,  industry and nature. There are polemical pages but far more non-polemical ones. Pages concerned with value judgments include appreciation as well as criticism - fair-minded and balanced, I think, even when outspoken. 


There's criticism of anti-feminists as well as radical feminists, criticism of many people who oppose 'political correctness' as well as criticism of 'political correctness,' criticism of religious views - mainly, Christian views - without assuming that non-Christians and anti-Christians have a monopoly of good sense, without assuming that they are incapable of stupidity (and worse), arguments and evidence in favour of 'conservative' views, but with reservations.

The page on university education contains strong criticism of some aspects of some universities - I focus attention on Cambridge but discuss others - without overlooking their strengths.


The study of linkages is one of the broadest of all studies. Linkages - and contrasts - are fundamental organizing principles of the site. I discuss linkages in many different fields and create new ones. (There are many innovations here.)


Many linkages are  problematic and disputed. Astrologers find a linkage between human personality and celestial objects whilst skeptics find no convincing evidence. Scientific advances involve new linkages: Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation proposed a linkage between all the bodies in the Universe, Darwin's Theory of Evolution  new linkages between organisms.


Most of the material is non-technical. The page introducing {theme} theory (which includes linkage and contrast) is one exception. I explain some conceptual innovations and go beyond natural language, developing a symbolic notation with many uses and substantial advantages. Pages which make use of  this notation include  Interpretations Most of these concern topics in mathematics, physics, chemistry, philosophy and logic, including commutative operators, thermodynamic systems as partitions,  inverses of functions, indeterminate logic, induction, prefix notation, foundationalism, coherentism, S.I. units.


The page Ethics: theory and practice  has technical and non-technical sections. It introduces  symbolic notation for 'outweighing,' a concept which I regard as fundamental in ethics but with other application-spheres. 

The page About this site gives background information, including this, 'The site doesn't have comment sections but comments are always welcome. Emails sent to me won't be released into the public domain, including publication on this site, unless with the sender's permission.'