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Pete Murphy mistaken for Liam Neeson (Rousse)

I was determined that the engineering students gained an appreciation of social research methods. They needed access to a decent textbook so I took one down to the library to add to its stock. A photograph dropped out of the … Continue reading

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Impatient engineers and cigar-smoking students (Rousse)

At 3pm I joined a meeting of colleagues in the School of Engineering. I never realised before just how many there were of them: hundreds! When it came to my turn to speak it was hard work to shout above … Continue reading

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Alternative careers for engineers, and vile furniture (Rousse)

Why didn’t anyone tell AA and his fellow engineers that a switch of career from academia to retail at their stage of life was an idiotic idea? I left them to it, found TPR, and spent the rest of the … Continue reading

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Maths for engineers (Rousse)

Although I considered it a complete waste of time, I politely ploughed my way through CT’s Maths for engineers workbook. I told her that my favourite problem concerned household energy efficiency, the solution to which was to close the nursery.

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Rousse withdraws her favours and is instructed to vote

Once again I was stuck in a lift, this time with a bunch of French engineering students from Nantes. The lift was formed in two parts shaped as a figure of eight. It only offered access to floors 16 and … Continue reading

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