What are my deadlines?

Well, alongside steadily working at the University of Winchester as Blended Learning Fellow, and regular teaching commitments (and marking... maybe I should put that into this timetable!), keeping The Big Bible Project going,  chipping into 12baskets, and here's some big deadlines coming up: [15th March: Night Photography] [19th March: TEDX Event London] 21st March: Pre-Advertise HEEG event with Lisa Harris et al 22nd March: Event with Andrew 23rd March: JISC Experts Group [26th March: Street Photography] 1st…

More Pride, Less Prejudice @timeshighered

Sally Feldman stands up for popular works of scholarship It is a truth universally acknowledged that any serious student of English literature must be a postmodernist with a huge appetite for deconstruction and a cultivated disregard for the enjoyment of the books themselves. Who needs to wade through the 896 pages of Middlemarchwhen it's so much more interesting - and often far quicker - to identify hermeneutical opposition within a narrative discourse, or apply hypertextual liminality…

Stand And Deliver @timeshighered

So university students will pay higher fees, unless they are poor, and pay them as debts rather than as taxes. Parliament in both houses has decided. What happens next? If students are to be customers, will they exercise the power that traditionally belongs to those who buy? The adage about paying the piper and calling the tune suddenly looks apt. In any consumer society the customer is king. Tomorrow's student may not be that. But…

Imitation of life: plaything promises to offer insight into stereotyping

With a fascination for identify, I found this story fascinating: Matthew Reisz reports on an old parlour game that has become an innovative research method. Researchers at Cardiff University believe that a new version of an old parlour game can provide us, for the first time, with a tool to "quantify cultural understanding". In the Imitation Game, a man and a woman leave a room and respond in writing to a series of questions. People…