Tag Archives: e-mail

Time travel to the 1960s, a meeting with Phil Davis, and a stolen bracelet (Rousse)

I travelled back in time to the 1960s where I found myself outside a concrete football stadium, in the company of actor Phil Davis. Conscious of the sexist attitudes of a half century ago, I steeled myself for inappropriate remarks. … 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 deal with Oracle goes wrong (Rousse)

X shouted an insult at me as he left campus at 4pm on Friday – just as I was arriving at work to clear my e-mail. He was convinced that I was not doing a proper job of looking after … Continue reading

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CPD trainer at Edinburgh University struggles with workload, Apple iOS7, and an unwelcome photograph (Rousse)

SR came out of retirement solely to summon JB and me to a meeting. He passed on a message that our colleagues thought that we were slackers. It was high time that the pair of us made a serious effort … Continue reading

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A haul of hopeless academics (Rousse)

Once again I had disappointed my boss with my lack of financial acumen. Meanwhile I was advising another colleague to be very careful over the content of his e-mail correspondence, and a former colleague was despairing at the cheek of … Continue reading

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A dodgy flight to Dublin (Rousse)

My route home from the funeral in Northern Ireland comprised a flight to Dublin, then a coach ride to the coast, followed by a trip in the QE2 at four miles an hour back across the Irish Sea. The latter … Continue reading

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Tsunami safety (Rousse)

The plan was that I would send a few more e-mails before heading home for the weekend. I delayed this a little more when I accepted an invitation to go and sunbathe on the pier. Everyone was enjoying the casual … Continue reading

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