Booklist 2017: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

In light of the atrocious Muslim travel ban attempt by the current US administration (ugh), my social media feed was full of protests and condemnations. However there was one article (By Emily Temple on Literary Hub) that caught my eye, not because it was funny or furious, but it was the only thing in the mess … Continue reading Booklist 2017: Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

Booklist 2017 “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” by Oliver Sacks

I read a lot but given the latest news developments around the world, I find that I spend several hours a day reading just the news. While it’s important to keep up to date with the news I have a feeling of being swept away in this sea of information.  At the moment, nothing really … Continue reading Booklist 2017 “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” by Oliver Sacks

Two-city living: It’s what you do if you work in UK higher ed?

I remember the first time I learned that one of the professors in my discipline commuted to Manchester for work but lived in another city several hours away (by train). He'd stay a few days then go back to his family on the weekend. I remember thinking this was completely crazy - who would voluntarily … Continue reading Two-city living: It’s what you do if you work in UK higher ed?