No Good Advice

When I began to write for this blog, I had just started my first permanent academic job and the advice given came from that limited perspective. Academic advice is a curious beast: there are, of course, broad rules (don’t drunkenly … Read More »

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Mary Bennet’s Hollywood ending: a feminist ending?

On the 8th March, International Women’s Day, I wish to pay homage to one of my favourite heroines of literature: Mary Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. I discovered Jane Austen at university when we read Pride and Prejudice as part … Read More »

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The Best Teacher I Know: David Attenborough

Credit where credit is due It’s always good to find inspiration in others, because it offers us the chance to be influenced by examples that are highly positive. My personal choices include several key figures… some of them totally unknown … Read More »

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A Good Spanish Book

It’s been a while since I last wrote here. I’ve been very busy with lectures, projects, and all that stuff. One of the things that have kept me busy was writing a good book to learn Spanish During the last … Read More »

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Training in equality and diversity: the pilot and the nurse

As a requirement for my job, I recently had to complete my Diversity and Equality Awareness training online. If you have not done your training yet, please stop reading right now. Spoilers are coming. Still here? Fine. Let’s continue. One … Read More »

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Teamwork: Helping Your Department Colleagues Succeed

I am having some arguments with my friends in academia about this particular point… Usually the debates happen around warm pizza, so everything stays civilized, but it is really surprising that a simple concept like “help those around you” is … Read More »

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Paris belonged to me: an homage to Jacques Rivette

January was an especially dark month for the arts and entertainment world. On the 29th, we lost French nouvelle vague filmmaker Jacques Rivette. His very personal style allowed actors to create their own lines during rehearsals, broke genre and cinematic … Read More »

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