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A former academic favours Aladdin

24 July 2016

I recently described myself as a 'former academic', which brought to mind the last lecture I gave - and its crazy comparisons. Continue reading →

Man, monster, or both? Bringing Beowulf to the gaming sphere

7 July 2016

Students at UCL have contributed to a gaming project that is designed to engage people with literature and question the stereotypes that 'demonise' video-game players. Continue reading...

Unearthing your private life at work

3 July 2016

There are many good reasons why I don’t write much about work - one being that you’ve no way of knowing how well you actually know somebody you work with... Continue reading...

Would Marvell approve of Tinder? A response to Cosmopolitan

10 May 2016

The seventeenth-century poet Andrew Marvell received a mention in a recent Cosmopolitan article about Tinder. Would he really have approved of it, as its author claims? Continue reading...