Category Archives: Grumbles

Penarth Hustings 2015

Gawainsdad and I went along to a hustings this afternoon, for South Cardiff and Penarth constituency. Six candidates attended to answer previously submitted questions: from the Tories, the Greens, Labour and Co-op, the LibDems, Plaid Cymru and UKIP. The results were perhaps … Continue reading

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Academics with too much time on their hands?

One of the blog feeds I have inadvertently picked up told me I should read a blog by an eminent lady Professor of Physics on ‘What does it take to get to the top?’ for women. Only women, of course, … Continue reading

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Today I’ve had two phone calls from enthusiastic readers of my work: one about medieval church windows at Keele, Staffs, and one about Hospitallers at Slebech. It was lovely to hear from them: if only I hadn’t been juggling staff … Continue reading

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A question of Impact

The Welsh Assembly election’s all over bar the coalition negotiations, and I’ve been sitting at my university desk scratching my head over ‘impact’. Academic researchers now have to show not only that they have engaged with the general public, i.e. … Continue reading

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