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Celebrating Easter on Holy Island – as an alternative to Match of the Day (Rousse)

I lost control of my class completely. Instead of discussing the latest research in knowledge management, the students watched repeats of Match of the Day in class each Wednesday afternoon. There were some who objected to this – including PhD … Continue reading

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Supervising students while sailing (Rousse)

It was a tough call: two honours project students needed attention, but my pals NP and GB had called in to see if I would come out to play. What made it more difficult was that we were all on … Continue reading

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Smoked salmon and snazzy dance moves (Rousse)

It was the start of the new academic year and, as usual, I was busy serving smoked salmon to a long line of students. Afterwards my sister’s school friend DM led me to the dance floor. What a mover! He … Continue reading

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New whisky distilled by Chinese students (Rousse)

I had never had such a rowdy class of students, nor had I ever been so poorly prepared for the start of the new academic year. When two of the Chinese students were late because they had been distilling whisky … Continue reading

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Tripadvisor hotels to avoid (Rousse)

Never again will I stay in the following hotels: The luxury American hotel that plonks you in room 22 right next to the bar on a Saturday night The Hebridean guest house that houses a black and white cat in … Continue reading

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Tom Binns, Kev F Sutherland, a trip on the Titanic, and a disputed thesis (Rousse)

Tom Binns was in the pub enjoying a lunchtime drink with my colleague KC. I interrupted their conversation to invite Tom Binns to lunch with me during the Edinburgh Fringe. She (for Tom Binns is really a woman) was reluctant … Continue reading

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When being stuck in a lift means that you are trapped in a dream (Rousse)

The students spent a couple of minutes trying to make sense of being stuck with me in a lift that travelled up and down a University of Edinburgh building in a random fashion. ‘The only explanation’, muttered one to the … Continue reading

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