A busy couple of weeks

The past three weeks have been some what busy.  University teaching becomes a little tense with students worrying about final assessments – was I ever that concerned in my undergraduate days?  I probably was, I just don’t remember the stress.  Coupled with teaching is keeping on top of the never ending assignments to mark.  Six tutorial groups of at least twenty-five students in each, three assessments each – you can do the sums.  It adds up to many hours of reading and commenting.

There has been a slight change to my presentation at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Summer Residential Conference at the Wolfson College, Oxford University in July.  I’m now presenting for forty minutes followed by twenty minutes of questions.  A little more daunting.  It is only fourteen days to departure as well.

Last weekend (May 31) I attended the State Media Awards at the National Wine Centre, here in Adelaide.  Together with one of our leading photojournalists, Bryan Charlton, and a guest judge we have been reviewing photojournalists pictorial work.  You may wish to view further information about the Awards following this link.

Besides the enjoyable ‘work’ I have managed to get up to the Barossa Valley and have an enjoyable evening listening to the Tanunda Town Band with renowned Jazz player, James Morrison.  I love my Jazz and this night was special.  Even in a big agricultural barn, Morrison made it intimate and special.


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