Returning to the Reality of the Sea

Returning to the Reality of the Sea

In Barbara Bosworth’s book The Sea, she includes a passage of prose by Rachel Carson, an American marine biologist widely acknowledged as one of the best twentieth-century writers on nature and the forerunner of the environmental movement.  I was sufficiently curious...
Supervision Meeting 26 (17 May 2022)

Supervision Meeting 26 (17 May 2022)

Hot on the heels of the face-to-face meeting with my first supervisor last week, I had a meeting with my second supervisor today as she was not able to join us in Dundee. We spoke first about the possible combinations of internal and external examiners and whether it...
Supervision Meeting 25 (13 May 2022)

Supervision Meeting 25 (13 May 2022)

I met with my first supervisor today albeit for a short, rather rushed meeting, as I was also attending and presenting at the Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Symposium:  Dwelling in Extremis.  I was very grateful for her support later in the day as she attended my...
The Benefits of Taking a Break!

The Benefits of Taking a Break!

I have written before about my working patterns and reluctance to take a break.  Although this is positive, because I enjoy working on my PhD, sometimes a period of reflection is good as I found out on a recent trip to Dundee and Fife.  Before presenting at the Arts...
Flexible Working Patterns

Flexible Working Patterns

As many of you know, I have been working hard on writing a first draft of my thesis.  For a few weeks, I was finding the writing relatively easy and was not having to refer to books and journal articles.  However, when I started on the contemporary practice sections I...
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