I’ve been thinking lately about why people go into academia. In part, that’s because I see a lot of people at this time of year who are at a turning point. Some have completed a Master’s Degree with me and are asking my advice about PhDs – which I find both exciting and dispiriting at … More Weekend Reading: Academic Motivations
I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas break! I’d love to say that I have, but unfortunately it didn’t quite work out like that! There have been various illnesses going around the family, and what with one thing and another, the Christmas holiday was a bit of a blur. I’m still trying to get … More Happy New Year!
This week – just squeezing in before the new restrictions! – I found myself back in the classroom. It’s been a while. The Open University took an institution-wide decision to move everything online right at the start of the pandemic, and our work as tutors has stayed online ever since. That wasn’t particularly troublesome, since … More Weekend Reading: Fun with Basil