SPOTY Shortlist

Discussions of teaching off-limits for the moment, given pre-Christmas marking, so here’s a very short post on the evening’s TV. For anyone living under a rock at the moment, this evening sees the final of Sports Personality of the Year. (This should have been on my other blog, really but I’m not updating that at the […]



As promised in today’s talk, click here for my presentation on Robert Louis Stevenson. (References, etc., as full as possible; do get in touch if there’s anything that needs clarifying.) Thanks to Charlotte Mathieson for organising a great conference, with lots of really interesting people! Sadly, research is back on hold, now, as I’m back to marking…


Ok, enough with being positive and life-affirming: it’s back to ranting. A short post today, but this is something I’ve wanted to get off my chest a while. In association with I-don’t-remember-what (it’s extraordinary the tangents that structure my academic/social/procrastinatory lives), I was recently introduced to the website ‘unilad’. I’m not going to link to […]