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How to feed a baby pigeon and other vital advice (Rousse)

I kept a baby pigeon in a tiny cage in the corner of my granny’s kitchen. I regretted my decision to store his favourite food (fresh broccoli) with the coal in the bucket next to the back door. The coal … Continue reading

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A life out of control (Rousse)

Could it get much worse? LC had accidentally timetabled me to teach on Mondays (traditionally my research day); nine other people had moved into my (now filthy) office; and I had a class in 10 minutes for which nothing was … Continue reading

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David Mitchell’s ancestors and Rabelais (Rousse)

David Mitchell and I were meant to be studying, but we kept on catching one another’s eye across the library table. As I wondered what it must be like to be married to him (lucky Victoria Coren) I found it … Continue reading

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A blue-skinned lady (Rousse)

I discovered an anatomically-challenged, over-tall, medical dummy of a blue skinned woman on the Meadows. Her foot was particularly interesting because it detached at the ankle. Eventually a sculpture student from the Edinburgh College of Art claimed my find. I … Continue reading

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Rate my professor: Rousse is doing fine

I knew that I should never have mentioned the test: just 6 students turned up for my Thursday morning Knowledge Management class. Determined to hunt the rest of them down, I prowled the corridors. Perhaps they were with JB? If … Continue reading

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Bedroom tuition (Rousse)

It was mildly embarrassing to wake up to find ES, DS and another industry guru seated at the end of my bed. On the other hand, I could do with their help in preparing class material for the coming term.

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Knowledge management revision disappointment (Rousse)

Although he had already graduated, PN was keen to come along to my Knowledge Management revision classes again. A man in a wheelchair accompanied him. Of course I wasn’t surprised when their initial enthusiasm wore off after a couple of … Continue reading

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Sir Sean Connery and Simon Cowell appalled by aging actress’ wig (Rousse)

From the fourth row in the stalls my student party had a very clear view of Sir Sean Connery, Simon Cowell and the rest of the panel on stage. I watched Sir Sean closely when the star performer of the … Continue reading

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University measures of excellence: showers, smoked haddock and guest speakers (Rousse)

If my life wasn’t complicated enough, I accepted another part-time post at the University of Aberdeen, and was also considering a return to Canada. An advantage of Aberdeen was that CM worked in the university gym. He offered to sneak … Continue reading

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Rousse and the dreamkeepers

Two boys from my class at school came to collect my dreams. “Please be careful with them” I begged as I handed them over to ST and PN. “They’re very precious, and I need to remember them for my blog”.

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