lighting out for the territories

This week has been amazing already, so many people to see  and things to do before I go. I have been clearing out my desk and my emails and remembering again how much fun it has been to work here. Edinburgh … Continue reading

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online presents

 It’s that time of year again. Time for the IT Services Online Open Advent Calendar, of course! This year the University Strategic Plan (USP) says we should develop Oxford’s online presence. I prefer online presents. Once again our Open Advent … Continue reading

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free range students

Students roam freely around our city searching for and finding the tastiest and most nutritious morsels of learning. They enjoy the sunshine, exercise their minds and stretch their wings.  They forage amongst the richest collections and listen to organic music.  … Continue reading

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bigdata hurricane

I have just returned from  Washington DC last week  where I was hit by a big data hurricane- hurricane Sandy. As well as experiencing some very big weather I really was struck by how the huge mass of data available … Continue reading

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open to change

 Last evening was the second meeting of the  ‘Sustainable Kellogg’ working group. I did my best to eat as much as possible so as to minimise waste if not waist.  With a focus on sustainable transport we discussed how we could … Continue reading

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four Es of sustainability

Yesterday I had the opportunity to try out the same presentation to two different groups. In the morning I presented at our OER Ripple event to partners  and friends from our neighbouring institutions Oxford Brookes University and Harper Adams University. … Continue reading

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kelloggs frosties

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3.86 tonnes of CO2

3.86 tonnes of CO2  for two return flights to Malaysia, not to mention the speaker fees, the hotel and the opportunity cost to OUCS…. Rather than make that kind of impact, Stuart Lee and I presented at a conference in … Continue reading

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summer graduating summer not

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Special K

Kellogg blues Coffee at lunch.

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