I’ve put months of effort into a new project at work that’s been credited to half the organisation. What makes us go the extra mile when there’s no guarantee of reward at the end of it? … More Can I have my moment, please?
I recently described myself as a ‘former academic’, which brought to mind the last lecture I gave – and its crazy comparisons. … More A former academic favours Aladdin
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, I asked a panel of experts why we continue to celebrate his life and works in 2016. … More Celebrating Shakespeare in 2016
A glimpse at some of the treasures on display during the press launch night of Shakespeare: Metamorphosis at the University of London’s Senate House Library. … More Shakespeare: Metamorphosis
I’ve never been a ‘lad’ in the sense of predatory and loutish behaviour, but the annual scrutiny of ‘lad culture’ has made me concerned about my sense of humour and how potentially offensive it is. … More No offence! Please forgive my humour.
Inside the workplace, you’re quite often in your own little world. But it’s that little private zone which determines how good we really are. … More We are not all daydreamers
Why shouldn’t academics see the benefits in a taste of administrative life? … More The Inside View: an Academic-Turned-Administrator
I’m more than a little uncomfortable publishing this, but I hope this brief encounter with the ‘truth’ will prove a turning point. … More A Private Battle With the Truth – Mental Health
A review of the British Academy sponsored Early Modern Career event at the University of Birmingham on 2nd May 2014. … More The Early Modern Career
I recently tried instigating civil war during my seminar groups here at Leicester, and the results were rather striking. … More Recovery and Rediscovery