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No room at the office (Rousse)

I couldn’t fit into my office because it was overrun by PhD students and the keynote speaker of their forthcoming doctoral colloquium (AB).

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Teacher tickles semi-naked student in class (Rousse)

TPR was very efficient with his packing. I was less so, scattering the hotel room with my belongings, and wondering how on earth I would get back from the room to the lab by 11:00 for my special class on … Continue reading

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On course for a secret love affair (Rousse)

I was a student again. I’m not sure what motivated to study at undergraduate level once more, but I was enjoying the experience. The facilities at the University Birmingham thirty years since I first graduated were phenomenal. I was even … 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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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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The tyranny of email (Rousse)

I confessed to the PhD students that I was only capable of one main work activity. I had the option of either keeping on top of my email or accomplishing a specific task. To achieve both was impossible.

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Trapped underground with University Challenge contestant Oscar Powell (Rousse)

I was asked at very short notice to run a feedback with session with a small set of students. I was therefore very surprised to see the large number gathered when I arrived 20 minutes late in the designated room. … Continue reading

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