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CARL GOMBRICH - BLOG

Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity, and some related things like Expertise and Future of Work

Welcome to my new blog. You can read more about me in the About tab, top left. I'm looking forward to getting back to 'writing and thinking out loud' about Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity and other things that interest me. You can talk to me either here or on my linked Twitter feed.

 

Teaching yourself

‘We can only teach ourselves’ is a phrase one hears in educational circles. I guess this is true on some level, but I do not want to turn...

Global anxieties, local hope

My current job takes me out to talk to young people. I visit schools, and also they come to our university to discuss the Arts and...

Economist bashing – enough already?

I am one of those who has enjoyed taking a pop at many academic economists recently. Informally and to friends, I have compared academic...

Resisting expertise

As I read more on interdisciplinarity, learn more about it through my daily work, talk more to colleagues who do fascinating...

Social science and value judgements

I had a nice conversation with one of my favourite philosophers at UCL recently, a man I respect greatly. His main research area has been...

Why go to university?

Leaving aside the discussion of value for money from a university education, why, if learning is what you are interested in, should you...

 

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