Recently I've been trying to do more on-the-street protest and action, rather than just digital/petitions/donations. I've also realised that London protests and marches are an excellent way to catch-up with friends and family, and that they are most enjoyable when you have someone to share the experience with. With all of the absolute garbage coming … Continue reading March 4 Women was awesome! Why can’t more protests be like this?
As I discussed yesterday, I'm struggling with how I feel about where we (the left? the not-right?) are right now. I don't imagine I'm the only one that feels this way. At the moment, the only thing I can think of right now is to just keep going. Keep writing letters, signing petitions, donating to … Continue reading Politics – things to do right now
It's been 36 days since Trump took power in the US, and just over 30 days since real resistance to his actions exploded in the US as a result of the Muslim Ban. Since then there's been a few protests. The first one was the Monday immediately after the ban. It was good - tens … Continue reading Frustrating, disenfranchising, toothless: where we are right now
Last Monday I went on the 'Emergency demo against Trump's #Muslimban and UK complicity' outside Downing Street in London. I was a little apprehensive about attending. Unlike the previous Women's March, which was heavily organised and planned, this was just an impromptu thing planned on Facebook. I know if the organiser had sought 'permission' or … Continue reading Reflections from a protest
I don't know about you, but it feels like a hard week. Trump got sworn in last Friday and ever since then it's felt a little bit like we're lurching from one crisis to another. It doesn't help when every day there's a new 'executive order' from Trump, and the British websites suddenly lurch into … Continue reading Politics – things to do right now
Just a quick note to say that I am in the process of updating this site. As you'll notice if you go poking around, most of the information pages (see the grey home bar at the top of the screen) are heinously out of date. Please bear with me as I find the time to go through them, and if you have any questions, feel free to just email me directly (my email address is cunning disguised in the box to the right).
Wow, it's been a while hasn't it? A year and a half! Gosh. My bad. So, what's been going on, you ask? Well, you can see from my previous post that I handed in my thesis at the end of March 2015. I passed my viva in June 2015. I got'minor corrections', which was basically … Continue reading The turn of the season, and a move away from archaeology
The article linked in the post featured below is mine, the product of minute-taking at the roundtables in January. Next time we’re hoping to get more attendees, from a more diverse background. We were lucky to get a number of contributors from Experimental Archaeology Associations in Europe, but only a few contributors from Universities, and these were predominantly UK-based.
The process of submitting your thesis in hard copy for the viva exam is often not particularly high on the list of worries towards the end of the write-up. If you're pushed for time, you're likely more concerned about finishing and polishing the conclusion, or receiving those last-minute comments and corrections from supervisors. However, the … Continue reading Tips for submitting the thesis
A quick update from me: I'm pleased to say I've submitted my thesis! My viva isn't until June, so until then I shall hopefully be catching up with the myriad of things that have been neglected since write-up took over my life. That should mean more time to post here (and get round to updating … Continue reading Phew! The thesis is done!