Monthly Archives: May 2016

Why Education?

Well, there’s a question. I’ve been asked to be a voice in a school at a presentation for parents: The core purpose of the event is to help potential applicants to consider more fully what they should ask themselves as … Continue reading

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Graduation

Maria Popova’s blog BrainPickings often has some gems, like this on Oliver Sacks or this, citing Annie Dillard and Seneca. This particular one, however, has such resonance as I mark the final essays of final-year undergraduates, I’m just going to … Continue reading

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Party Time?

From hearing David Blunkett’s try at silencing criticism by calling those who questioned him “cynics,” to the wobbles, Herschisms and Grammarian Gwynne of Michael Gove, I know I have a long tradition of passive-aggressive sniping, but I don’t – I … Continue reading

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Management Wishlist

A quick list of things we might expect from a manager? It might include Self organisation, Timely and clear communication, Ability to decide, defer, prioritise, Ability to delegate and avoid blame when delegation doesn’t work… These are a few of … Continue reading

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Pigs and more nonsense, briefly.

Again, little more than a tweet, but this came into my twitter feed from Sheffield: Print, Protest and Poetry 1790-1810. Then hold not Swine in such disdain, Since ‘tis by them you have your gain; But learn to treat them … Continue reading

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