Tag Archives: Sheffield

Librarians infiltrate 10 Downing Street (Rousse)

I thought that I was being interviewed for the post of Librarian at Loughborough University. In fact, it was for the role of second in command. I’d be taking over from a suited man who was returning to work at … Continue reading

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Sheffield surprise for a claustrophobic (Rousse)

I couldn’t reach the department at the University of Sheffield because they had made no provision for anyone who suffered from claustrophobia when designing the entrance to the building. I told PC that I was far too frightened to squeeze … Continue reading

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Strange happenings in Sheffield (Rousse)

At the University of Sheffield iSchool AM taught photography skills in the lunch hour. Her keenest pupil was SW. I also caught LA and IB moonlighting as PhD students in the same department.

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From student accommodation in Sheffield to unwelcome attention in the garden (Rousse)

I left the conference with a PhD student who was also heading north. She offered me a bed for the night in her student house in Sheffield, which I willingly accepted – and then instantly regretted as we walked through … Continue reading

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Sheffield conference fail (Rousse)

The conference was an excruciating experience. We had travelled to Sheffield with such high hopes, but here we were stuck towards the back of the lecture hall appalled at the poor standard of presentation. Even the supposed ‘big names’ failed … Continue reading

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When cloud computing meets Beatnik poetry (Rousse)

Rather than continue our journey south we turned back towards Sheffield. JT was annoyed. She had hoped that we would drop her off in Stockton-on-Tees. Instead we parked in the huge Costco car park, paid the extortionate parking fee, and … Continue reading

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A lost briefcase (Rousse)

I could tell that AC was losing patience with me when, once again, I admitted that I had lost my briefcase. We would now miss the train to London while we looked for my belongings. Was I really to blame … Continue reading

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From Manchester to the Caribbean – and back again (Rousse)

P and Q lay back in their red and white striped deck chairs and soaked up the Caribbean sun. We commented on how wonderful it was for the four of us to find ourselves in the warmth once again. Q … Continue reading

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Edinburgh house moves (Rousse)

Everyone in Edinburgh was on the move. Local KL put her tiny two-bedroomed flat overlooking Bruntsfield Links up for sale. Then G and JG gave up their big family house in Devon for a flat in Marchmont. Their new place … Continue reading

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The effects of global warming, old school friends, and a recruitment question (Rousse)

In this topsy-turvy world the sun hadn’t risen for weeks and the streets were under snow, even though the calendar told us that it was the middle of the summer. It was so cold outside that the thick soles of … Continue reading

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