Hi! I’m Becky, aka Rebeca Cubas-Peña. Welcome to my blog! I’ve had this project in mind for quite some time, so it’s a real pleasure to see it happening. At this point, you are probably wondering why I have started this blog and who I am.
The purpose of this blog is to share some of my research interests and findings. I will be writing mainly about medical manuscripts, literature, women and books from the York Minster Library. These topics cover pretty much the main areas I have been working on ever since I became a researcher. Except for the page on the York Minster’s books, they will all focus on medieval studies. As a York Minster research associate, I’ve been looking at the medieval manuscripts the library holds, but also at its sixteenth-century medical books. Thus, I will be writing basically about those books from the Minster’s collection.
Now a bit about myself! I have always had a passion for learning and teaching, which might explain why I have been a teacher and a researcher for nearly two decades.
During this time, I have developed research works and projects on various topics concerning late medieval England. Some of these works have allowed me to accomplish my greatest academic achievements, i.e., my university degrees.
I hold a PhD in Medieval English Literature from the University of Birmingham (UK) and an MA in the same area of specialisation from the University of York (UK). My life has revolved around academia for a very long time, so I won’t be bothering you with more details. But, if you want to know more about my academic steps, please be my guest! Click on my Academia.edu profile and have a browse.
Apart from this blog, I’m currently working on another project that is called The English Scole. The English Scole is an online school whose main objective is to help English learners improve their verbal skills. So, if you would consider taking lessons with me, please click on the link above and get in touch.
The only thing left to say for now is that I sincerely hope you enjoy my ramblings!