Even without an official 'catalyst', things precipitate other things. They react together in an intellectual chemistry which unites all the different areas of life which most interest me.
I had this feeling that the house would be a lot cleaner once I'd retired. This has proven to be completely untrue, but today I suddenly realised why. Before I reveal all, let's just think about academics and housework more generally. First, cleaners: we don't have one. Lots of my academic friends do, whether they… Continue reading Housework for academics
Should you go to that conference? What's the real cost? Can you get there from here?? And what's my top conference tip?
Naked Minotaur, ancient and modern science, and a MOOC - and no REF in sight!
Today I rearranged what I had to do in order to take up my first Retirement Activity. I discovered that there's an over-50s Tai Chi class every Tuesday, under five minutes' walk from our house. I did some Tai Chi many years ago when I was a resident tutor at what is now Liverpool Hope… Continue reading And… relax
What do academics do at Christmas?