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Paternoster panic and a dreary dance (Rousse)

After scaring myself silly on the library’s open paternoster podium (at the instigation of LM), I followed a student in highland dress to the graduation ball. The latter was a grave disappointment. In a tiny meeting room at the back … Continue reading

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A French affair (Rousse)

The only way to get into the French hall of residence was to balance on wobbly podiums attached to the outside of the building, then leap from there into the dodgy lift. Once inside the lift you had to perform … Continue reading

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Marcus Brigstocke takes to the stage with mother and daughter duo (Rousse)

Marcus Brigstocke settled his mother and (possibly) his brother into seats in the front row, then took to the podium. ‘Gosh, he’s getting on a bit’, I thought, catching sight of his balding pate and observing his wider-than-last-time waistline. After … Continue reading

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A storybook bedroom with spiral staircase (Rousse)

My husband and I snuggled down together in a bedroom that could have featured on the pages of a children’s storybook. The walls were papered with jolly seaside scenes, traditional toys were scattered on the floor, and ornamental mechanical soldiers, … Continue reading

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A missing slide deck (Rousse)

Although they said that it would never run again, I found that the conference was actually meeting in secret, and I was an invited speaker. In the break on the last day I went up to the podium to upload … Continue reading

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Ed Milliband deposes David Cameron in commons revolt (Rousse)

I was one of 650 engaged in a parliamentary simulation. A voice at the front of the hall shouted instructions and each of us then took our place as instructed. We’d just completed a commons revolt, which left only four … Continue reading

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Business information sources: the most loved guide (Rousse)

Before introducing BF and then me, CR stepped up to the podium and waved a copy of Navigating business information sources: a practical guide for information managers in the air. The audience members cheered wildly. Published almost two decades ago … Continue reading

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