Welcome to the official website of Professor Christopher Harvie
The world has held great Heroes, As history-books have showed; But never a name to go down to fame Compared with that of Toad!
The clever men at Oxford Know all there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much As intelligent Mr Toad!
"The toad, unlike the skylark and the primrose, has never had much of a boost from the poets." (George Orwell)
Intelligent Mr Toad, made famous by Kenneth Grahame, is the custodian of Professor Harvie’s Tübingen Landeskunde (Regional Studies) website. Mr Toad links up the Landeskunde teaching programme, Welsh Studies in Germany, the Wales in a Regional Europe (WiRE) research programme and the annual Freudenstadt colloquium on Regionalism. To find out more about any of these areas, go to www.alt.uni-tuebingen.de/intelligent-mr-toad