I came across an interesting way of encouraging free association – close your eyes and open a book at random, put a finger on the page, and open your eyes. Take the three words before and after the word, thus getting a seven word phrase. Start writing, trying not to censor or direct your thoughts.… Continue reading seven word reflection
I listened to the car crash that is Michael Gove’s education policy unravel last night. As politicians slugged it out in Westminster, both in the traditional cross party fight and in increasingly bitter internecine war, it seemed that few people were giving much thought to the hundreds (correction – thousands) of students involved. The so-called… Continue reading education?
I am moved by the generosity of some people. Yesterday two visiting academics from North America gave up two hours of their time to offer me an individual tutorial, together with my supervisor whose idea it was. Not only was it immensely useful for me, but it also went some way to restoring my faith… Continue reading universities