“I nearly…”

How do you feel about the things you’ve nearly done in your life?


Do you feel bitter regrets or blessed relief? Which close shaves and near misses do you remember, and who do you tell about those quirky / sad / funny / dramatic / bad / odd things that didn’t quite happen to you?

The Nearlyologists gather examples of ‘Nearlies’ which they help people to acknowledge and celebrate, turn into actions or dissolve into the Nearlyverse. If a Nearly Story of your own springs to mind, we’d love to read it and put it on this site.

>> For a limited period you can upload for free the NEARLYOLOGY Time Limited Edition of the transmedia novel WHAT DIDN’T QUITE and contextual research written by Chris & The Ifso as part of a practice-based PhD at Bath Spa University. You can also book The Nearlyologists for your festival or venue. <<<


On this site you’ll find the Nearly Manifesto, a selection of the latest Nearlies gathered, and our growing archive of nearlies.  Read The Nearly News for more on forthcoming Nearly events and the novel as it grows; hear a podcast introducing the story of Gregory Carraday, Freya Seward and songwriter Jamie, hear Chris & The Ifso’s Nearly Songs and find other writings by Chris Ifso.


The Doctor of Nearlyology explores the in-between, talking to people about the things they’ve nearly done and who they really are.

NEARLYOLOGY is supported by IF:BOOK UK