It’s the sound of rolling thunder that really lets you know it’s summer. That was my principal grump as I lay awake in bed listening to the sound of a storm the other week. I was thinking again about noise on the train into work this morning: earphones in, listening to another podcast, when the shrill sound of a child screaming cut through everything and … Continue reading Noise
UCL Press has just released the edited volume that I prepared along with Chris Jeppesen, Britain, France and the Decolonization of Africa: Future Imperfect? (London: UCL Press, 2017). It is an open access collection, which means that you can read the book for free and download a PDF to keep. You can find the book on the UCL Press website by clicking HERE or on the cover … Continue reading Future Imperfect? New book!
On reflection, 2014 offered opportunities and disappointments, as it did for all. I’m writing this not necessarily for readership, though perhaps instead as a cathartic exercise. I’ve divided it into 3 sections, to make it more accessible and to help me divide my thinking: Publications and Research, Teaching and Employment, and Personal. As I’m writing this, I’ve realised it is over-long, navel-gazing and perhaps a … Continue reading 2014: A Year in Review