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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.

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If I Were A Polymath…

When you have two or three degrees and a couple of other strings to your bow, friends and colleagues can be flattering and start to use...

Referencing and Punctuation

Here’s two things I have never been very good at: academic referencing and punctuation. It might seem odd that a teacher at a superb...

Dreams and happiness

My friend Peter Gibson told me that if you are happy you are not supposed to want to sleep too much: you want to be awake to enjoy as...

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...

Resisting expertise

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

Contradictions and language

The experience of life is beset with contradiction, even paradoxes. To say this is banal yet it touches the deepest parts of human...

A personal heritage…in links

This blog gives my intellectual and academic heritage. Paternal Grandfather: E H Gombrich and also here, at the Gombrich archive....

Starting a blog – personal style

I guess the big deal about starting a blog is what you put out there first. I feel daunted about what stuff should first be committed for...

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