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Withdrawal symptoms

Ok, this is not a Christmassy posting, but … Pressure can get to you. You begin to wonder how to cope with the never-ending commitments. You think you can manage, and are somewhat desperately clutching at straws, hoping to find … Continue reading

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Lluis Domènech i Montaner, architect

Work during week 50 was relatively uneventful, or at least nothing of note that makes this record. Another ordinary week, more or less: meetings, processing results, but it ended with a short visit to Barcelona to work on a book … Continue reading

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Last tutorial

A couple of weeks after having a last lecture at the School of Business and Economics I now had my last tutorial with a group of business students. A decidedly low-key affair, the students were only interested in making sure … Continue reading

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Routine feedback

In a routine week I observed several other teachers. Observation can be a stressful process for the observed and the observer. It changes the dynamics in a classroom, whatever the parties try to do. Yet, the observation process seems to … Continue reading

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Last lecture

The message came out of the blue. “I hear that next week you’re giving your last lecture at the School of Business and Economics.” I hadn’t thought about it. But it was to be expected: in my final working year, … Continue reading

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Customizing differences

“Why should a university have a language policy?” the university president asked. He wanted a one-sentence answer. I guess I gave an answer of sorts. I had been invited this week to give a talk in Tilburg University on my … Continue reading

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Return to Essex

I left Essex for good in 1967, having only passed through frequently but briefly (usually on the M25 and M11) in the subsequent years. It’s where I was ‘schooled’, leaving memories that are not always fond. In all these years … Continue reading

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