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Bigger, better, shorter, faster, free

This week I enjoyed a couple of hours listening to Professor Patrick Dunleavy from LSE blog fame, discussing research impact. It started off, as most sessions at uni do, with me getting lost. This time I got lost way before … Continue reading

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Non-Ethical holiday

  The holiday itself is not unethical, I am not being unethical – but I have at last submitted my ethics applications to both my university and Department of Education and Training. So this is the non-ethics holiday. Instead I have … Continue reading

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Days 5 – 15

Christmas! Family! Glazed ham with orange marmalade, whisky & mustard. Glazed balsamic and maple duck. Grilled peach and pecan salad. Asparagus and halloumi salad. Boiled Christmas pudding. Sharing presents. Cleaning the house. Sprawled on couch. Cups of tea. Glasses of … Continue reading

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Day 4

The King reigns but does not govern. Dean challenges us to print those words out, put them on the wall and ponder. Following on from the Master Class on Foucault was the public lecture with Mitchell Dean this afternoon. He … Continue reading

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Day 3

What a way to start a week – Master Class with Mitchell Dean, world renowned academic of Foucault. I had decided not to present a paper at this session – my Imposter Syndrome was flourishing. As it was I almost … Continue reading

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Day 2

Day 2 started with catching up with an old colleague for brunch. Always good to catch up with friends. Then it was time to pick up fave daughter and drive up the coast to start the Christmas pudding process with … Continue reading

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Day 1

Day 1 of my 12mths leave to whack a large hole in my PhD. Walked out the doors at work yesterday afternoon feeling a little flat – I thought it would be exciting, scary – all the big emotions. But … Continue reading

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