[MEDIA] Social media – is it all bad? With @premierradio

This morning, “The Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group is hosting the discussion in parliament on the dangers posed to young people. The meeting has been designed to find solutions for safeguarding children and young people and to challenge the Government and the industry to treat this as a public health crisis.” Yesterday I did a brief pre-record on the discussion (with little time for preparation, so this is coming from head and heart!). Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf2016 #54: Sharing Faith Using Social Media by @Vahva

Over the past couple of years, in any training that I’m running for churches/dioceses, I have referenced the ‘unpublished work of one of my dissertation students’… No need to worry about that any more – it’s now published in the Grove Books series on evangelism (individual link). It was a pleasure to supervise Bryony’s dissertation – and to have discussed some of these issues in the past, the present, and I anticipate in the future! My Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf2016 #53: Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries

If you haven’t seen Bridget Jones’s Baby in the cinema, and you’re looking for some light-hearted entertainment – I recommend it! Four of us sat in a row – we’d all seen the previous films – and we proper LOL’d much of the way through – unlike many ‘third films’, this one seemed to wait until it was funny enough to be good on its own! Having enjoyed the film so much, I decided to Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #52: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

So, I resisted for ages – I wasn’t sure I’d want to read a screenplay, although I’d love to watch this as some point, but also – having not got into Harry Potter until at least book 4 was published (possibly book 5) – anyway – it was the first film that got me into it – I have now re-read the books several times, and enjoy all kinds of random extra insights – including Continue Reading →

[LIFELONG LEARNING] Feedback on Reflective Essay on PhD Supervision

It’s been a while since I wrote an essay, but I was pleased to receive this mark yesterday for an essay on “To produce a written reflective assignment, to include a demonstration of the participant’s critical and analytical understanding of the learning from the unit content, and action planning for their continuing professional development as postgraduate supervisors. (2,500- 3,000 words)”. You can download the essay (minus appendices) in PDF format, and I think the feedback below Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #46-51: Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery

I’ve kept a handful of my classic books from childhood, and the Anne of Green Gables series is one I have read for a while, so whilst on leave I started re-reading them all, and last week finished the final one. Anne of Green Gables Anne of Avonlea Anne of the Island Anne of Windy Willows Anne’s House of Dreams Anne of Ingleside Next step will be the Emily of New Moon, and I’ve been Continue Reading →