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The tyranny of TripAdvisor

I have spent the weekend researching and booking a week’s self-catering accommodation in Santorini. It’s finally done, but I almost feel like I need a holiday to recover from the … Continue reading

August 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

UN Day against Trafficking and for Friendship

It’s my birthday today. I thought I’d see what else is going on this day and as well as sharing a birthday with Kate Bush, Emily Bronte and Liz Kershaw … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

A weekend retreat

A few weeks ago I spent 48 hours at a women only Buddhist retreat centre. It was an interesting experience…     The Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre in Whitchurch ( … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

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