March 4 Women was awesome! Why can’t more protests be like this?

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?

Fenland Council plan to scrap all pre-development archaeological assessment – roundup

Yesterday news of a Fenland Council announcement hit Twitter/Facebook and caused some real and unsurprising outrage amongst heritage people. I've done some digging to better understand the situation, so I thought I would share it with you. First written, Jun 23, 13:20. Last update: 14:24 on Jun 27th 2011. I'm afraid that due to needing … Continue reading Fenland Council plan to scrap all pre-development archaeological assessment – roundup

TA’s thoughts: teaching ‘gender’ in Roman culture

Context Being a Teaching Assistant has led to a few realisations in the last few months. One particularly noteworthy point occurred last week. A colleague and I were covering a two hour lecture in the Introduction to Roman archaeology course for first year undergraduates. The course itself is core for the Classical Archaeology students, and … Continue reading TA’s thoughts: teaching ‘gender’ in Roman culture

Osborne’s October 20th cuts – a personal assessment

I made the effort today to read through reports on the spending cuts announced yesterday evening. It's clear that they are going to have particularly pernicious affects on the poor and the disabled, but I was actually surprised to find that they'll have a pretty clear affect on my own situation. Usually I find it … Continue reading Osborne’s October 20th cuts – a personal assessment