Things that are making me happy

Happy new year! As always, the holidays are coming to an end too quickly so I am reminding myself to hold on to that holiday feeling. I've borrowed the title of this post from a regular blog series by Kate at booksaremyfavouriteandmybest which often features swimming, gin, walking and chocolate. (Another thing I love about … Continue reading Things that are making me happy

The more things change

At the recent farewell for union colleage Cathy Rytmeister, one of the guests reminded me of a YouTube video I recorded for the National Tertiary Education Union nearly fifteen years ago. He said he thought it was "brave" at the time. Certainly Cathy has some words to say about that: Be brave. Be brave. Sometimes … Continue reading The more things change

Universities, goodness and plague

On Thursday evening, Barbara Grant and Sean Sturm (University of Auckland/Waipapa Taumata Rau, Aotearoa New Zealand), Rikke Toft Nørgård (Aarhus University, Denmark) and I hosted the first webinar in the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society (PaTHES) Slow Academia – Wonder, Wandering, Generosity & Presence in the University series. It was called Surviving the … Continue reading Universities, goodness and plague