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.