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will I strike on International Women’s Day?

Will I be on strike for International Women’s Day?  Well yes, I’ll have to if the UCU action carries on as planned. But I have some questions.  The UCU strikes are on chosen days. How and why were these chosen?  We don’t strike on Friday, but we do on Thursday.  International Women’s Day is not, …

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strike that

Sometimes, people look to me for advice and wisdom. My advice today, to anyone who works in a role similar to mine is:  try to avoid being in an institution-wide consultation about an opt-out lecture recording policy at  a time of national industrial action.   We are consulting on a draft new policy at Edinburgh. …

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International Womens Day 2023

IWD2023 is shaping up well for me so far. We will be be naming a lecture theatre after an inspirational but overlooked woman of science- Charlotte Murchison The book ‘Dangerous Women’ will be published in the USA My article has been published in the JPAAP special edition Vol. 11 No. 1 (2023): Special Issue on …

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International Womens Day 2023 -Charlotte Murchison

We have named the lecture theatre in Murchison House, ‘ The Charlotte Murchison Lecture Theatre’.  We will have its celebratory opening on International Women’s Day 2023. This will follow nicely from other rooms at Kings Buildings which we have named for Mary Somerville and Xia Peisu. It is from Mary Somerville’s writing that we know …

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2023

My blog software has been complaining that my page of Friday messages had been going on too long. I know how it feels. Here’s a new page for 2023. Friday 13th January 2023 Dear All. Thank you for finding your way back after all the festivities, and especially those who now head East rather than West each …

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2022

My blog software has been complaining that my page of Friday messages had been going on too long. I know how it feels. Here’s a new page for 2022. Friday 7th January 2022! Dear All, Happy New Year and welcome back. Even a short week can be tiring after a holiday. I hope that those …

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Messages to my staff during lockdown 2020-21

Every Friday I write a message to my teams in LTW.  Reassuringly, in the University we are getting a steady stream of high-level communications from HR and ‘the very top’.  In my messages I try to focus on achievements and successes. I’ll keep them here to look back upon when we come out the other …

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