Victory Condition

  On Friday 20 October 2017,  I saw Chris Thorpe’s Victory Condition at the Royal Court. This is a double hander with Sharon Duncan-Brewster and Jonjo O’Neill.  it is only 55 minutes long, and a play that required the audience to listen to catch every word to make the words matter.  It was an experience…

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Ophelia in the Sky

  On Monday 17th October, I looked up into the sky and saw the sepia sky.   it was a sky of a strangeness in colour that heralded the ‘green girl’, Ophelia. On her way was the girl who ‘mermaid-like’ was pulled to her ‘muddy death’. A storm in the court of Elsinore. A storm in the cold…

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Clifton Walk

The landscape is now being touched by ochres and oranges, with dabs of red.  It’s the time of year when the sun still shines and it can be still warm.  I really love this time of year, but there is also a feeling of foreboding as one wind and the trees will become bare, all…

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Westfield Walk

I enjoy finding places near where I live, and that I didn’t know about.  It’s that thing where there are places on your own doorstep that you don’t visit, but instead, travel miles to find similar places.  So only five minutes from our house we find ourselves in the middle of the countryside.  Around us,…

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Campus Quest (Collaboration Task)

The campus quest photos can be found at:   https://julieraby.smugmug.com/ The York St John University Campus map can be found at: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/about/campus–facilities/campus-map/ The quest: In your new study groups arrange a time to meet and try and find as many of the places that have been captured in the photographs.  Please mark on a copy of…

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Autumn Teaching

  Back at work last week after a short holiday, and some time writing.  There’s a chill in the air as Summer disappears and the back end of the year starts to encroach on the green landscapes.  The campus is very busy.  The students have returned, and our new students have arrived.  This is one of…

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