[LIFE/ACADEMIA] Writing Scholarship in New Zealand with @VaughanPark

For years I have wanted to apply for a Residential Scholarship at Vaughan Park (above Auckland, New Zealand), and it appears that my research bid below, has led to me being awarded a scholarship/writing retreat for March/April 2020. I decided to go for it after a conversation with my Head of Faculty, who came to visit me the week of my secondary diagnosis. I mentioned that once I realised that I wasn't yet dead, my…

[MEDIA] How Video Games Can Be Harnessed for Worship by @GeekDadGamer in @Telegraph

If you're near Exeter, look out for this event, on how video games can be harnessed for worship, with Andy Robertson aka @geekdadgamer - about which he has written more in the Telegraph today, and for which I contributed a small bit: This quote is from my article Social Media, Peer Surveillance, Spiritual Formation, and Mission: Practising ChristianFaith in a Surveilled Public Space in Surveillance and Society Journal, which I mentioned to Andy in a conversation.

[EVENT] #DesignForGov in Manchester

Back from a packed, but very useful day, my iPad based notes: Dominic Campbell CEO How do all the services come together and meet the needs of society? Not just about ‘digital transformation’ which often translates to ‘buy a laptop’ and ‘share a document’, rather than cultural change. Public sector - a bit coy about sharing our successes, but also not brilliant at sharing our challenges. We’ve now had around 10 years of austerity, and…

#EmptyShelf19: September

This month I have read: Ticking Off Breast Cancer by Sara Liyanage My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have connected with Sara online over the past couple of years, as she was ahead of me on the 'breast cancer journey' (we're not a fan of that phrase), and had lots of great advice to pass on. I also used her website quite a bit, so really happy to see that she has put all…

[CANCER] Saying Goodbye to the Breast Team at @StockportNHS

Well, you know posters still have their place. I saw this en route to one of my regular treatments further down the corridor, although thankfully one of the Breast Cancer Nurses had rung me to ask if I could post information around on any of the Breast Cancer Facebook groups I was on. Communications? I've been a bit disappointed with how 'the system' has (not) worked for this. First I heard that something was happening…