Tag Archive: education

Graduating from Durham and Saying Goodbye

Wednesday was a big deal for me, I finally graduated from Durham. I’ve been there for eight years and completed three degrees, but when I graduated wearing the big red PhD robes I… Continue reading

I PASSED MY VIVA!

After spending a couple of months reading my thesis, retranslating all the texts I quoted, and trying to keep up to speed with the tide of academic research, I was ready to defend… Continue reading

Submitting my Thesis

This blog has been very quiet for the past couple of weeks while I was lost in the turbulence of submitting my doctoral thesis. I’ve spent the past four years working on my thesis,… Continue reading

Publishing a New Book – Cover Just Finished!

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been preparing a new book for publication on behalf of my Dad. John Knifton has been editing a commemorative volume as part of the celebrations of… Continue reading

A wonderful, and mysterious, Christmas present

Christmas is the time of giving, and of reaching out to your fellows with a warm heart. In Britain we have a charming little tradition that school children should buy a small gift for their… Continue reading

A mysterious photo of D. H. Lawrence

Today when I was looking through the online archives for my old school, Nottingham High School for Girls, I came across something very interesting. The old girls association has been recently been uploading old photographs of… Continue reading

A “Must Read” Guide to the New Student Fees System

Martin Lewis, who runs the savvy and indispensable moneysavingexpert.com, has just published an article on the new student fees system. Aimed at clarifying the new fiscal process for students, teachers and parents, it… Continue reading

Have you been reading The Edithorial lately?

In Obliterating a Discipline I considered the moral issues surrounding the impact of Higher Education cuts in British universities. Edith Hall’s blog, The Edithorial, contributes a weekly discussion on this topic and is well… Continue reading

A City Burning with Chaos

Nottingham wakes up this morning: a city in fear following a night of mob rule. As all law-abiding citizens vacated the city yesterday afternoon and stayed at home, yesterday’s night sky was a… Continue reading