Category Archives: Blog Posts

Emerging from Lockdown

Emerging from lockdown in London doesn’t appear to bring much more certainty than either going into lockdown or living through it. At least it’s possible to go at different paces for this, even if no one really knows what’s going to happen next. Continue reading

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Real Photos from the Field

I was recently asked to provide a catchy action photo of myself in the field. I was meant to be doing something exciting and interesting. It should be visually arresting and reflect what I actually do in the field. Without … Continue reading

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Star Wars Day and Fatherhood

This year, on Star Wars Day, my daughter wanted to binge watch all nine of the Skywalker films. I had to work during the day, so we could only start after 6.00 in the evening. We watched episode I (The … Continue reading

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Learning from Students

I could easily write multiple blogs about the incredible things many of former students have gone on to do with their lives, but here I wanted to write about three who have provided steady entertainment, made me think and possibly even taught me to be a better person. Continue reading

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News Overdosing & Music Therapy: Confessions of a News Junkie In Search of Balance

I have a confession to make. I am something of a news junkie and have been for all of my adult life. It started in my teens. My father gave me 1984 and Animal Farm, by George Orwell and I … Continue reading

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Life in London’s Lockdown

I will continue to cherish the unanticipated ‘benefits’ of lockdown– cleaner air, very short commute times and, most importantly, precious moments with my kids who are on the cusp of adulthood and greater independence. Continue reading

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