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Malcolm McLaren dons eye patch at degree show (Rousse)

Malcolm McLaren seemed somewhat out of place at a conference on women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, especially while wearing an eye patch. Then someone pointed out that this was a degree show and I accepted that this (perhaps) … Continue reading

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My wife Claire (Rousse)

I needed a wife for a conference in the US. I took a young woman with blond hair called Claire.

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Go go girls, boyfriends, puppets, and Hootsuite (Rousse)

After a full day at a conference I was now expected to chair a doctoral colloquium, but I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open – and I really needed to do so because: I had to … Continue reading

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To St Andrews by tandem to sample the sherry (Rousse)

I had to get to one-day conference in St Andrews where, I was warned, the presentations would be a waste of time, but I could enjoy many different varieties of sherry. TPR and I travelled part of the way there … Continue reading

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A bouncy cousin and a paper husband (Rousse)

My cousin EA bounced into our bedroom declaring that it was time to get up. It was not, and I told him to go back to bed. I needed all the sleep I could get before waking to my 06:00am … Continue reading

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How not to peer review conference submissions (Rousse)

AM reminded me why she would have very little time to herself next academic year: she was organising a conference in Leipzig. Apart from the idiotic behaviour of one of her colleagues, who refereed conference submissions by lining up yellow … Continue reading

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Kidnapped by acrobats (Rousse)

DT, TPR, LA and I met in a crowded bar. DT’s orange messenger-style handbag slipped off the back of the chair onto the floor and I stretched down to pick it up for her. It was at that moment that … Continue reading

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