The death of George Floyd in the United States earlier this year sparked a flurry of long-overdue activity in my corner of academia. For a few weeks in June, everyone was interested in the subject of racism, and for us, racism in academia in particular. An informal strike was held on the 10th of June, […]
Making a daily log of my thoughts and things I tried saved the final year of my PhD.
On Friday last week I boarded a late morning flight from Madrid to London. Three hours later I was speeding south on the familiar train from Waterloo, looking forward to my long weekend in Portsmouth. The main purpose of my trip was to see the annual University of Portsmouth Dramatic and Musical Society (DMS) show. […]