PhD Mentioned in Oxford Magazine

I met Chris Sladen at a Public History event at Ruskin College, and we’ve kept in sporadic contact ever since. In ‘Noughth Week, Hilary Term, 2014’, Oxford Magazine, Chris wrote a review of A Green and Pleasant Land by Ursula Buchan (2013), and towards the end he references my PhD. Maybe before too long it won’t be unpublished anymore…

10 Truths for Prospective PhDs

Important reading if you’re planning on doing a PhD: As a prospective PhD student, you are precious. Institutions want you – they gain funding, credibility and profile through your presence. Do not let them treat you like an inconvenient, incompetent fool. Do your research. Ask questions. Use these 10 truths to assist your decision. The 10 […]

PhD Vivas

I’ve only ever sat a PhD viva, and not yet supervised a PhD, or sat in on a viva, but I do remember my own experiences, so great story in Times Higher this week: In my limited experience, it is not the personal dimension of relationships that can fail the PhD candidate, but their very impersonality. […]

Foucault-flaunting prose?

I’m a keen supporter of the plain English campaign, but I also used Foucauldian discourse analysis as the basis of my PhD! In @timeshighered this week: Dense, wordy, wooden, Foucault-flaunting prose? There is another way, scholar tells Matthew Reisz If you have ever needlessly added the term “Foucauldian” to a journal article or bludgeoned readers […]