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A rescue from classroom chaos (Rousse)

The classroom was in chaos. Bowls of soup dropped down from the ceiling. My ex-colleague KB had prepared far too much for a one-hour class, and I was unconvinced that colouring-in was an appropriate undergraduate activity. JM came to the … Continue reading

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Outdoors baker is jealous wife (Rousse)

BG was not happy to hear that I was about to climb into bed with JG in front of all the party guests. ‘What if something happens?’, she complained. ‘Nothing will’, I assured her – because, in reality, I was … Continue reading

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Finding baby (Rousse)

I was becoming increasingly frustrated with my school friend AL who asked me to meet her with her baby, then repeatedly failed to turn up at the stated venue. At last one evening at 8:45pm we found one another on … Continue reading

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Chaotic Pitlochry guest house – with Catan (Rousse)

R and JG relocated to Pitlochry then sold their business. They warned us about the new owners and predicted (accurately) that our reservation would get mixed up with that for Mr Lewis. Although we despaired at the chaos – including … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson recommends bingo and a steak (Rousse)

“Boris Johnson told us that we might as well go and play a game of bingo and get a steak for our lunch. It’s going to take ages for them to sort out the photography” said my contact. Boris had … Continue reading

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The chaos of rapid expansion in UK higher education (Rousse)

The expansion of Queen Margaret University’s portfolio of courses was so rapid that its building could not cope with the additional student numbers. Indeed something had gone terribly wrong during the extra construction work and now many of the institution’s … Continue reading

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From the Internet of Things to the University of Things (Rousse)

Back at Cranage Hall in Holmes Chapel, SL and I were plotting. “How about a project on the University of things?” I suggested. He loved the idea. All we needed to do now was recruit some team members. This proved … Continue reading

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