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Conference stand goodies (Rousse)

I recognised several faces in the huge crush around the UK Electronic Information Group stand, including KB, MR and JG-T. The main attraction, however, was the hidden display of fancy goods behind the stand. I had my eye on the … Continue reading

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Dr Who companion travels back in time in vain attempt to stop Brexit (Rousse)

I travelled back in time, unseasonably dressed in furs, to a country fair on a warm summer’s day in 2010. I found the yellow and white striped stand at which I was to deliver my message. I leant over the … Continue reading

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Conference shambles (Rousse)

Now that I had seen a copy of the conference proceedings I was extremely embarrassed to be associated with the event. It was a complete and utter shambles. Even as I presented my paper it was clear that nobody was … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday drop scone pancake substitute (Rousse)

We decided to host a cake stand at the welcome event for new students. Since it was Shrove Tuesday we wanted to offer pancakes. However, this was impractical. Drop scones would have to serve as substitutes.

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Victorian television stands enhance bedtime TV viewing experience (Rousse)

My colleague explained that the televisions mounted on Victorian-style stands at waist level in her office allowed for the broadcast of instructional material to students who could watch it from the comfort of their beds. ‘From the comfort of their … Continue reading

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Conference confusion (Rousse)

I was regretting my decision to accept the invitation to chair the conference, especially now that the ‘man in charge’ was obviously ignoring the programme and directing the delegates keen to hear the plenary session into a field. This was … Continue reading

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What (not) to wear to your reunion (Rousse)

My mother-in-law told us that she was “just popping out” so why had she left us for hours with nothing to do other than put away the dishes? Eventually we gave up on her and caught a lift to the … Continue reading

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Harry the photographer prince (Rousse)

What a coincidence to spot Prince Harry twice in the same day! First of all I ended up just a couple of rows away from him in the stand at the Olympics reprise show. Here television footage from London 2012 … Continue reading

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“Friend” of royalty responsible for luggage loss (Rousse)

Although the conference had changed format for 2012, it still attracted the same crowd. AA and I waved greetings to everyone we knew as we crossed the main exhibition hall on our way out to check in at the hotel. … Continue reading

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