Sitting on the Iron Throne

Game of Thrones recently finished, which was big news for many fans. I watched the series, but came to it rather late in the day. The final episode was interesting, and I suppose concluded all the stories, though I know lots of people who were annoyed at the ending. I wasn't overly bothered, though it was…

In the captain’s chair

The temperature in Beijing recently has been hot, hot, hot. Seriously, it has been in the mid-to-high 30s, although I think cooler weather (slightly cooler at least) is on its way. My second-year students have been teaching classes themselves recently, and my first-year students are about to start their final exams (I know it might…

Looking for inspiration

Friday, 8th March, was International Women’s Day. This is a day where we celebrate the achievements of women, whilst also remembering the struggles that they still face. It just so happened (I suspect not accidentally) that Marvel Studio’s new superhero film, Captain Marvel, was released on the same day. The film is about a female superhero…