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What does an academic do?

What does an academic do? This is a useful question to pose to new undergraduates. But given the below the line comments I have read today about the current strike … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment


I haven’t posted anything for a while – it’s marking season and since most of it is done online, there is little appeal to spending extra time on a computer … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Effective giving

Someone very dear to me, who is extremely accomplished and a leader in his chosen career said that most of his success was down to a fortune of birth. He … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Proliferation of email

I was looking for an email at work earlier today and I happened to notice that in my ‘Sent’ folder there are 24,996 emails. Yes, that’s right, 25 THOUSAND emails. … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · Leave a comment


This blog post is for some friends of mine who have recently moved to Leicester. It’s hard when you move from a place you were happy to a new place. … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Emotional domestic abuse

In December 2015, a new law came into force in England and Wales to tackle domestic abuse featuring emotional abuse rather than physical violence. This is a fantastic step forward … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Returning home

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

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