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Dead man chairs a game of classroom charades (Rousse)

Everyone was seated on rows of chairs in a classroom for the lunchtime game of charades. Those in the front row performed first. Then, as soon as someone in the audience made a correct guess, everyone moved forward a row … Continue reading

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Belle the librarian serves Rousse the criminal (Rousse)

It was a tough route up the concrete staircase in the cold to the main library of Birmingham City University, but so worth the struggle to be greeted by squeals of joy from Belle, on duty at the main enquiry … Continue reading

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What not to say and/or do at a school reunion (Rousse)

I was completely unaware that I was standing next to LC and KF when I said that the first couple of school reunions were very poorly organised. I quickly corrected myself by saying that the events themselves were fabulous. Rather … Continue reading

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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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Malnourished student rescued from cold classroom (Rousse)

I found D naked on all fours in the cold classroom where he he had taken refuge before Christmas. He looked terrible. His long hair had matted into dreadlocks, and he was dangerously thin having not eaten for about six … Continue reading

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Insolent student sleeps rough in public library (Rousse)

Having spotted insolence in the student’s work I called him from the classroom out into the corridor to ask him to explain himself. He excused himself on the grounds of stress: his fitness business had failed in the US, he’d … Continue reading

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Appointments committee limbo party (Rousse)

The video link to the meeting of senior management across town should have been closed down much earlier in the day. Since it was still open the six of us in the classroom were able to witness completely the unexpected … Continue reading

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