Introductions (again)

Yesterday was my first class – the second-year culture class. For some reason, all students except freshers begin in week 1 of the semester. Freshers begin in week 2. Their classes will be pretty straight-forward I think; I intend just to do the same as what I did with my classes last year (the class …

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From 2017 to beyond

‘Tis the season, or so the saying goes. And so, another year ends. I was reading how I summed up 2016 here, and I described it as ‘interesting’. 2017 has been, if anything, ‘more interesting’ and certainly more depressing. Brexit seems to be spiralling aimlessly out of control, with the Brexiteers seemingly hell-bent on leaving …

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Meetings, meetings and other such things

Christmas has been and gone, and New Year is nearly here! In terms of gifts, as ever I was very lucky. I got a cool Doctor Who 'Gallifrey University' hoodie; three books by famous British comedians, a mug, a little notebook, socks (always useful), some Christmas novelty items, and some chocolate.   The Christmas meal …

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The word of the year is …

Feminism. That’s according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary. It’s rather apt that this is the most searched-for word of the year, given all the issues women have faced this year, from the election of Trump, to Wonder Woman, to my colleagues’ attitude about International Women’s Day, to more recent announcements such as the new Doctor in Doctor …

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