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Secret agent Rousse

My new job title was ‘Secret agent’, and my first task to decipher the coded instructions that detailed my contract. TPR was also appointed at the same time. Our cover story was that we were academics who worked in a … Continue reading

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All migrate to Aberdeen (Rousse)

I visited Aberdeen as part of preparations for my job move at the start of the new academic year. Including other staff, AM introduced me to the departmental chickens. I looked forward to tending a coop of my own as … Continue reading

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Dreamaticus fame draws in the fans (Rousse)

‘Oh yes, I read that on Dreamaticus this morning’ I overheard AN say. I couldn’t wait to tell Belle that senior academics start their day by browsing our famed dream blog.

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David Tennant depressed (Rousse)

David Tennant was amongst the great and good brought together by the UK research councils to serve on the horizon-scanning committee. I guessed that he was qualified to join the academics and industry futurists thanks to his experience of time … Continue reading

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Sofas, snow, and singing on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street (Rousse)

Two new shops opened on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street while we were away on holiday. As an avid reader, I was pleased that one was a book exchange. The other was a posh furniture store full of University of Edinburgh students. … Continue reading

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Three-legged dogs in the classroom (Rousse)

The students chose their modules using a manual ‘course sorter’. This was an enormous sectioned white roller blind. The Chinese contingent was extremely disappointed not to be able to select a particular combination of modules. However, this was not my … Continue reading

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Mystery childhood relic unearthed in Glasgow (Rousse)

SC and I ‘picked up’ the Glasgow University academic just outside Queen Street station. Rather than catch our train back to Edinburgh, we followed him across town to his office, intrigued by an invitation to consult his exercise book. In … Continue reading

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