It’s going to have to be photos this week. I’ve used up all of my words. 2 lectures, 2 interviews, 4k words written and 1 department seminar.Monday was a chilly start as I walked onto campus for my 9am. But brightened for a morning of walking around campus as though you are Doreen Massey, Tim Cresswell, Yi-Fu Tuan or DrHG if you’re feeling enthusiastic. Tuesday was another early start for a day at the Woodland Trust to interview Kate and Helen, my colleagues leading on Observatree (a tree health early-warning system) for the Trust – managing volunteers. Wednesday was working from home. Slippers mandatory. Mainly writing with a quick trip back to work to talk about Athena SWAN data. Thursday involved heading back to London and up to the University of Leicester to give the department seminar. Unlike last week at Exeter, I decided to read my talk. It doesn’t always make me feel more relaxed but does mean I cover everything I want to. I got a generous response and it was great to meet so many folks I’ve so far only met via Twitter. Friday has started with cold porridge. Worse than cold tea. I’m meeting dissertation students today and giving a lecture/seminar on social science methods for PGRs researching for collections-based PhDs. Tonight – Christmas baking. Yum.
Hope you’ve all had a good week.