“These are a few of my favorite things”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas. Thing 7: Twitter I wrote a bit about how I use twitter in this earlier post. As a presenter, I find looking back at the tweets which were written … Continue reading

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for ladies

Celebrate #adalovelaceday with podcasts in memory and recognition of top women scientists e.g Dorothy-Bishop Irene-Tracey Kay-Davies Susan-Greenfield Sunetra-Gupta Anne-Mclaren-memorial-lectures Colleagues in experimental-medicine ( too many to mention) Or by updating Wikipedia. Women in Science Oxford editathon on Friday 26th Oct. Book online: http://bit.ly/V00AhF   

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“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas. Thing 6: Consider your personal brand. I have googled myself, found my blog and found myself on both iTunesU and YouTube.  I have been working in universities for 15 … Continue reading

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sustainable engagement

Clicks or downloads are  not considered enough to show engagement, but it’s a good starting place for sustainable models. The myriad  reports, blogs and guides to public engagement for universities take a very clear line: engagement needs to be not … Continue reading

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“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”

I am participating in Oxford’s ’23things for research’  as part of Social Media Michaelmas. Thing 4: Register your blog with the 23 Things team. Done. Thing 5: Explore other blogs and get to know some of the other participants. It is lovely to … Continue reading

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prestigious university embarrassed by allegations of a cheating scandal

A recent article in The Times Higher Education describes the scandal and the challenge facing Harvard University: Allegations of  cheating involving 125 students. Apparently ‘cheating is not unusual at Harvard’ “Harvard students feel like there’s a lot at stake, and … Continue reading

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corporeal friends are spiritual enemies

 This is the quote chosen for 4th October in The William Blake Calendar (1913).  This collection promises a Blake quote for everyday of the year. 4th October is National Poetry Day. If you would like poetry OER, you know where to … Continue reading

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“one thing and another”

I am participating in Oxford’s ‘23things for research‘  as part of Social Media Michaelmas. Thing 1: Read about the 23 Things programme and social media term Done. Thing 2: Set up a blog Done. Thing 3: Write a blog post … Continue reading

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