Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

Viva voce

Interesting that although it’s called ‘viva voce’ [live voice] (and I admit that I did choose to speak), my viva was conducted in both speech and sign…  It makes me … Continue reading

October 12, 2009

A new academic’s quandry

Post submission, I’m in a bit of a quandry. Essentially, the problem lies in how to disseminate the material that I’ve written for the PhD, in particular, how best to … Continue reading

September 17, 2009

The long-distance writer

To my shame, I’ve not read it, but my friend and colleague Steve Emery has published a paper on the challenges of the “long-distance post-graduate student” Emery (2007) see here. … Continue reading

April 15, 2009 · 1 Comment

web presence

Sure, it’s probably therapeutic to write… maybe for its own sake, but what is the point, really, if no-one is going to read it. Having transfered attentions to a blogspot … Continue reading

April 9, 2009


Yes, well… that commitment to keep this updated didn’t last long now did it!! Still… quick note… more information and a paper uploaded to my profile on academia.edu site. The … Continue reading

December 5, 2008

Ten days to go… and counting :)

Dear all, For those of you unaware of what’s going on in my life, I’m getting married on the 1st September to a lovely lady called Jo… To anyone in … Continue reading

August 21, 2007 · 1 Comment


This is a very functional post… following on from a skills training session last week with Jenny Beddoes of the Kudos Group. It was particularly useful on CVs and interviews … Continue reading

May 19, 2007 · 1 Comment

Chapter one nearly done

It’s dragging on… but the end of chapter one is in sight. I had a meeting with my two new geography supervisors, Yvonne Whelan and Robert Mayhew on Tuesday and … Continue reading

March 1, 2007 · 2 Comments

Moving on…

I think the key to having a blog is being prepared to deal with the question “Are you OK? I’ve been watching your blog and you’ve stopped writing.” I have … Continue reading

February 23, 2007 · 1 Comment

5000 words…

The PhD has reached 5000 words. Not all will be kept I’m sure but it’s a start. I’m currently working my way through Pierre Desloges’ description of the Deaf Spaces … Continue reading

January 30, 2007