Curiouser and curiouser: his affiliation with Bristol is through -- get this -- neuroscience. He is a "Visiting Research Associate" in a lab there: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/neuroscience/people/5537/students.html
Whoa. Take a look at this: https://ciphermysteries.com/2017/11/10/gerard-cheshire-vulgar-latin-siren-call-polyglot
He's been trying to get his "theory" published for a year and a half!
But surely Cheshire's paper reaches unusual heights (or lows)? Surely...?When I read nonsensical papers like this (and I can assure you that this is not an outlier, because there are plenty more of them out there)
So, they eventually noticed it was nonsense. There is hope yet.Seems Bristol has pulled their official announcement. From Google:
May: Voynich manuscript | News | University of Bristol
1 day ago - Although the purpose and meaning of the manuscript had eluded scholars for over a century, it took Research Associate Dr. Gerard Cheshire ...
Which, if you follow the link, leads to "Page Not Found".
Here's the list, if anyone is wondering: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=editorialBoard&journalCode=yros20It was able to pass through the review of I know not how many brilliant people with dazzling titles
Now I feel bad for Cheshire, if he was serious about it.
I suppose we're all at risk of it in our own way. Catullus has some words of wisdom on the subject:I hope I never get so delusional....