Men at War: Masculinities, Identities and Cultures (10-11 September 2009)

Currently preparing for the conference: Men at War: Masculinities, Identities and Cultures, Looking forward to presenting an image-laden paper! Gender theory is not exactly my field, but I have found it interesting dablling, and looking for ways to apply my other knowledge. Meantime, early start to the conference, and I'm one of the first panels... looking forward to meeting new people - and Julie Anderson and Ana Carden-Coyne who I knew from University of Manchester!

The Gathering, Church in a Pub (2009)

The Gathering: An Experiment in Church At North Winchester Community Church we've been discussing the idea of a 'new' type of service, once a month, on Sunday evening's, around the theme of a Pub Church (within the style of Fresh Expressions). So, welcome to "The Gathering", to which you can find out more details on the website, launched last night! I am naturally a night owl, and gained inspiration after our inaugural test-run on Sunday,…

An Update on Keep Calm and Carry On

"Big" Stories: Supreme Court: Keep Calm and Carry On (not quite sure that's my style of music!) Keep Calm and Carry On on MySpace Stereophonics release album. Director of Twilight wears T-shirt when shooting gets tough (and now there's a market capitalising on that - some quite fun commentary though). British stiff upper lip has wilted under the hysteria of Swine Flu. Makes the front cover of Toronto Life 'Inexplicable celebrities' 5 Design trends that…

Blended Learning Fellowship: Interview

Next Thursday morning I have an interview as a 1-day-a-week Blended Learning Fellow at the University of Winchester. Currently generating ideas for my 10 minute presentation: "The potential impact of blended learning on the learning and teaching experience of staff and students at Winchester" Already had a number of good discussions, and have ideas, plus been picked up more on the ALK-C 2009, especially via Twitter and Elluminate, picking up tips and presentations from CrowdVine,…

Toilet-Twinning

Check out "ToiletTwinning.org"For just £60 you can twin your toilet at home, work or school with a latrine in Burundi. Your smallest room will be twinned exclusively with your own individual latrine in the remote Giharo Commune of Rutana Province. Only your toilet will be twinned with that particular latrine.You can even locate your twin deep in the African bush via Google Earth!A suggestion: From We Are What We Do. Put a money pot on…
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