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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wholegrain

In this stressful modern life it is nice to have one less decision to make. I’m no foodie, and I get no particular pleasure from cooking for myself. I do enjoy eating though, so I am very lucky to have … Continue reading

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it’s no secret …

… but in case you hadn’t heard, my blogging time at Oxford will soon come to an end. I am leaving the University for a new job elsewhere. Hopefully they will host posts for me there.  The Registrar is very … Continue reading

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torpid teaparty

The Torpids boat race, usually takes place in March (7th week of Hilary Term on four successive days from Wednesday to Saturday). This is a race well suited to the world of  Lewis Carroll. The students race bumping races here in Oxford because … Continue reading

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my week as an international woman

Saturday 8th March is International Womens’ Day. I have had an interesting week  being an international woman. On Monday I was a woman in IT hosting a student forum about ‘Women in IT’ with guests from Amazon. The questions and … Continue reading

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sources and rivers

My Chamberlain’s speech at college last night after St Valentine’s Day dinner  (red meat, red wine, and dark chocolate under a full moon) drew on a number of sources with entwined themes of Oxford, rivers, flooding, love, lost innocence,  mass … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Day

I am very much looking forward to Ada Lovelace Day next week. We have recruited an erudition of 20+  editors for our Women in Science Editathon. I am told this is a lot for an editathon. I hope I have … Continue reading

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it’s the way that you say it

During his keynote speech at LILAC 2012, Honorary Visiting Fellow of Kellogg College, Lord Puttnam focused on the importance of oratory in education. He suggested both that being articulate, speaking confidently and understanding rhetoric are key to one’s success, and … Continue reading

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benefits for all

The Kellogg College Centre for Research into Assistive Learning Technologies The  Centre will focus on new developments in the application of digital technologies to support the learning and educational achievement of young people in school and higher education with a … Continue reading

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the idea of a university

This evening I spoke in a series of Oxford seminars convened by the Assessor entitled ‘Beyond Consumerism? Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century University’. I am a fan of events with ‘beyond’ in the title as you may know. … Continue reading

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