Tag Archives: track

Stockton-on-Tees local knows nothing about trains (Rousse)

KA and I shared delivery of the lecture. Somehow I ended up with the ‘hard’ bit: explaining the difference between linear and complex computer programming. My instructions said to use railway tracks as an analogy, and make reference to a … Continue reading

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Spy penguins deployed to improve University security (Rousse)

The University issued an orange and black plastic spy penguin to each member of staff. Mine was tall, thin and male. AL was very proud of his slightly overweight female bird with wide floppy ears. The powers that be instructed … Continue reading

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Falling for the charms of a lady lady killer (Rousse)

I agreed to take a photo of the huge group of people who had gate-crashed our party for their own celebrations. If only they could gather everyone together in the same room at the same time, this would be possible. … Continue reading

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PhD students excel at motor cross conference (Rousse)

My PhD students were at a conference that combined academic studies with motor cross. They had made friends with some of the practitioners with whom I’d had a lot of contact in the past, and taken to the racing track … Continue reading

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A wife denies an affair (Rousse)

My boss took me to one side. He didn’t believe me when I told him I knew what he was going to ask me, but I was right. I responded that I did not have an affair with BT in … Continue reading

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Barefoot in a tuxedo (Rousse)

WR brought five female engineers with him from the University of Edinburgh when he came to visit us. They were all dressed up for the graduation ball. Since I happened to be wearing a tuxedo, they asked if I would … Continue reading

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Camilla commemorated in roadside shrine to lost sash (Rousse)

Did anyone really care that at this bend in the single track road Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, once lost a sash from her dress? TPR and I were thoroughly sickened at the over-commercialisation of the Isle of Mull.

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