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Modern Political Science student from Florence to study Naked Rambler for university thesis

Special Correspondent

12 March 2016

Italian student to interview Stephen Gough for final year project

Florence, the home of Machiavelli and founder of modern political science, becomes setting for naked rambler study


A female final year student from the prestigious University of Political Science in Florence was in touch this month with a view to posing some awkward questions to Stephen Gough on the subject of his most unusual chosen lifestyle. Writing by email she enquired: “Dear Steve; How are you?

My name is Barbara, I am a 23 years old student of Political Science in Florence.

I graduate in June this year, and I discuss about your case in my thesis.

Would you be helpful for a short interview? It would be fantastic.

Hope in your answer

Regards, Barbara.”


Stephen Gough has replied: “Yes to any interviews etc, but they

need to contact me via email to arrange.” Email:

goughsteve16@gmail.com

Click on image to enlarge - The Naked Rambler © Copyright Maggie Read 2016 - visit: www.maggieread.co.uk

The month of March saw a flurry of activity with artists old and new displaying their naked rambler art on the web.

Surrey based artist Maggie Read was first off the mark with her side view profile painting of Stephen Gough. Maggie says: “I was very pleased with this painting myself and think that Steve has striking features - a joy for the portrait painter! I am entering the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2016 and may send this picture as one of my images to enter. ‘The Naked Rambler’ is painted in water-mixable oils. It was created [as a derivative] from more than one photograph and done as a demonstration for my portrait class a few years back.

Initial comments from Stephen Gough’s followers included: “the artist has captured that wild-eyed innocent of Steve” and “he looks like a wild man”.

Next up; we have David Tucker who has started a series of naturist paintings with an eye on entering one of them for the BP Portrait Award 2016. David is currently working on his next subject, Stephen Gough, after arranging a recent meeting with him for a photo shoot. The stunning image of the Naked Rambler published on David’s Instagram page can be seen Here


Niccolò Machiavelli has often been called the founder of Modern Political Science. Machiavellianism is a widely used negative term to characterize unscrupulous politicians of the sort Machiavelli described most famously in The Prince. Machiavelli described immoral behaviour, such as dishonesty and killing innocents, as being normal and effective in politics. In modern psychology, Machiavellianism is one of the dark triad personalities, characterized by a duplicitous interpersonal style, a cynical disregard for morality and a focus on self-interest and personal gain. Political science is essentially a study of human behaviour. Political scientists have historically observed political elites, institutions, and individual or group behaviour in order to identify patterns, draw generalizations, and build theories of politics. Their interests lie in not so much about what a person or persons are doing but rather the reasons behind the decisions and choices that they have made, that has gotten them to where they are today, so to speak. We can only wait and wonder at what “Barbara” comes up with in her dissertation on Stephen Gough.

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Naked Rambler art takes off again

IN THE NEWS

The Naked Rambler at the Mountains of Madness Cushions -  © 2014 Copyright image from a painting by Glen Vaudrey Solitary Confinement -  © Copyright image 2015 Ian Beveridge October 9th 2012 - Naked Rambler Stephen Gough celebrating crossing the English border after serving six and a half years in Scottish prisons for simply appearing naked in public -   © Copyright image 2012 John Hamilton Naked Rambler Stephen Gough shares his principle on nudity - Click on picture to enlarge - © Copyright image 2012  Knut Caspari An Audience with Stephen Gough - Click on image to enlarge - © Copyright image 2015 James Arthur Allen

We are always on the lookout for new talent. Be it artists, animators, cartoonists, film producers, journalists, performers, photographers or writers. We can showcase your work on here for free.

For more details please contact us at : info@nakedrambler.org

New Acquisitions in 2016. The NЯO is to receive two new Naked Rambler cushions to add to our art collection. The “Naked Rambler at the Mountains of Madness” cushions are based on a painting by Glen Vaudrey and can be seen on the Arts & Crafts page soon.

Click Here for a short video. Stephen Gough uses a quotation from Edmund Burke a politician elected to Parliament by the constituents of Bristol on Thursday November 3rd 1774, to explain why, in his key note speech, the philosophy of living by one’s own judgement.

Stephen Gough is the Naked Rambler. This Maggie Read water-mixed oil painting, captures Stephen perfectly, with the wild-eyed innocence of Eastleigh’s arguably, most famous traveller. For more artwork by Maggie Read click on her website www.maggieread.co.uk Here  

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Annual HMP Edinburgh to Upper Hindhope Naked Walk to Freedom. October the 5th 2015 was the inaugural date after Ian Beveridge, a long time Stephen Gough supporter, suggested the idea on a blogger’s page in 2014. For the full story see the Commemorative Walk

An Audience with Stephen Gough. Check out the very latest Naked Rambler interviews by supporters and journalists. See our feature page Here.

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