Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I just wanted to share the news with you all. I have just been offered a PhD scholarship, which I have accepted and am now an official Research Fellow at the IIPSGP. Naturally, I am really 'chuffed' about this. The topic of my research degree will be a comparative study of Maat, the ancient Egyptian notion of truth and justice, as illustrated in the goddess image above. Further details to follow :)

Thursday, June 07, 2012

There are many misconceptions about what someone like myself does on a daily basis. Quite a few people have visions of me leading some kind of constant rock 'n' roll Indiana-type lifestyle. I will not lie, at times it can be so. However, bar the extensive hours spent researching and writing, more often than not you simply find yourself standing in the middle of nowhere, holding a spirit level for hours whilst being buffetted by the wind! And I wouldn't change it for the world :)

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Whilst watching the Royal Jubilee Pageant in my old town I just wanted to wish everyone a fun-filled and joyous Jubilee week-end. What a wonderful occasion, no matter what the detractors might say. Raising a glass of bubbly to you Ma'am....