Glen Osmond to Oxford
While this is a little presumptuous of me however, with a background of a few decades in public relations I thought: why not run a small campaign on myself? In a few days I will be flying out to Europe with my ultimate destination being Oxford University. Never, as a student at Glen Osmond Primary School and then on to Unley High, did I ever imagine being invited to present a paper at one of this prestigious University’s Colleges.
In early July I will be attending a three-day residential conference /workshop at Wolfson College, Oxford University and I have been invited to present a paper at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Summer School. My paper: ‘Grandpa tell me about the olden days? I have a school project to do.’ is an overview of my PhD thesis which will go out for examination later this year. More about the presentation and thesis later.
Over the next four or so weeks I will update this blog regularly, talking about my travels, people I meet, some photographs (of course) and my experiences. Currently I’m working to get all my marking and administrative tasks completed as the end of the current teaching period here at UniSA (University of South Australia) wraps up. In addition, I’m scheduled to teach the PR Issues and Crisis Course when I return, so that also has to be available to students before I leave.
Follow my travels, leave a comment, let’s keep in-touch. I may not reply immediately, but I will certainly read your comments.