Tag Archives: sponsorship

Project plans go up in smoke (Rousse)

Out of the blue I heard that I had been named as a co-investigator on a UK Digital Economy Programme Network+ grant on the theme of ‘Place’. The project would be led by a colleague at the University of St … Continue reading

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News of sex scandal ‘of BBC proportions’ breaks at British university (Rousse)

BD and I were dealing with a wee dilemma. Our colleague X was doing the rounds asking for sponsorship. Meanwhile we needed to approach the same people to gather contributions to X’s retirement present. We feared that few people would … Continue reading

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BBC sponsors Fife summer fair (Rousse)

Just across the Firth of Forth in Fife a state secondary school hosted an annual summer fair. It was odd that we had never known about this, especially given the BBC sponsorship of the event. I turned up on the … Continue reading

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Mafia threat over late PhD (Rousse)

The Mafia boss grabbed both my wrists, pulled me within inches of his ugly mug, and spat out his threat: “If you don’t finish that PhD soon, I’ll sue you for the sponsorship money”.

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Dr Who trumps wedding plans (Rousse)

When I heard that SB needed to source 55,000 wine glasses I suggested to my mother-in-law that the wedding plans were perhaps a little over-ambitious. “It’s OK”, she replied “We’re only inviting 77,000 guests, but we expect that at least … Continue reading

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