Next week, I’ll be giving my first conference presentation in five years, and this time under the mantle of my new profession. … More Hands off – it’s ours! Taking back the reins.
Review of Kate Loveman, Samuel Pepys & His Books: Reading, Newsgathering & Sociability, 1660-1703 (Oxford University Press, 2015). … More Samuel Pepys and His Books
I was reminded this week how nerve-wracking it can be getting to grips with a master’s, and why I have my supervisor to thank for it. … More Learning a new language
My job deserves my attention right now rather than my pension, and it’s hard not to feel bad for that. I hope the strikers will forgive my stance too. … More Why I’m not striking for USS
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?
Recalling the final lecture I gave to undergraduate students – and its crazy Disney 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