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To be honest, Mr Bulley, I dont think you are quite up to speed on the happily messy and mixed social interactions of graduation!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Degree results at A Don’s Life
At a very trivial social level, just think about graduation. Ceremony happens about 3 or 4 days after results (as currently) published. 99% of students attend, with family. I always go if I possibly can. It's nice to meet the parents for once, and it can be a useful opportunity to assuage any disappointment they might have (if Dad was really hoping that she would get a first, for example...). Just imagine showing up to this relaxed social occasion, and having to remember whose result you were allowed to mention and whose not etc. Frankly I would probably end up trying to give it a miss Or maybe the rule could be that asking for no publication removed right to graduate?
Toggle Commented yesterday on Degree results at A Don’s Life
I find this a bit depressing... I still think that taking hard working students before their exams to see relevant material in a foreign museum (with some teaching thrown in), plus a nice lunch they dont pay for is a good thing and should happen more often!
Toggle Commented May 17, 2015 on Newnham Paris Trip at A Don’s Life
The students did not pay for lunch. It was a gift of the donor and topped up by yours truly if you must know !
Toggle Commented May 13, 2015 on Newnham Paris Trip at A Don’s Life
Just to say sorry for delays in posting and replies, and confession on tyoes.. am rather out of internet connection. All will be revealed shortly, m
Toggle Commented May 13, 2015 on Newnham Paris Trip at A Don’s Life
oh blimey. I did 5 in the sunday times a year ago.. Aphrodisias for sure, Bassae is wild and weird. ... Have just discovered Hierapolis which might get on th elist.. will think
Toggle Commented May 10, 2015 on Aphrodisias and Rome: now and then at A Don’s Life
Sorry if there is trouble with comments. So far as I know, they are getting through. I have published all I have had, except those that were just saying "something odd is going on!"
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2015 on What's UKIP offering? at A Don’s Life
Great minds... at the end of my little talk, that was what I raised... how these painting break down the false distinction between ordinary and extrordinary
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2015 on People's portraits at A Don’s Life
i thought they were going to put it online. maybe it never happened
Thank you! And thank you for nudging me for an update!
no isnt that sad
Yes I was making the "island" mistake all the time we were in Spain! And it has now got ingrained, partly because it looks like one! I will change in due course when everyone has had time to gloat at my error. I am grateful to Mr Bulley for throwing me a lifeline. I repeatedly make the same mistake with Knidos too.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2015 on What is Gibraltar for? at A Don’s Life
Thanks... something of a blot on my research skills not to have done that!
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2015 on Roman History -- by a lady at A Don’s Life
thanks all.. for those suggestions. i will report back!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on Hispania Romana at A Don’s Life
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2015 on Roman History -- by a lady at A Don’s Life
I do it in Lent as it gives a cultural validation. If you say no thanks it's lent people respect that
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on On not managing Lent at A Don’s Life
Well. I very much doubt it really is furnilla. But it is certainly roman. My shorthand was sloppy I guess. The idea would be that the Romans "inherited" those normative ideas and then played with them.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2015 on Marcia Furnilla at A Don’s Life
Ok.. here are the real experts Prof Peter Kruschwitz: I trust you know G. Herrlinger, Totenklage um Tiere? It's pretty comprehensive. And Dr Thonemann, from Oxford: It's a perfectly bona fide pig, killed in the course of an Edessan festival, probably to Demeter. The pig's owner had come a long way (along the via Egnatia, nicely described in the epigram) as a pilgrim to the festival. The pig was run over by a four-horse chariot carrying a monumental phallus (depicted on the stele) during the main festival procession. This numinous death gave the pig's owner the spooks, and prompted the surprisingly lavish high-quality stele for the unfortunate porker. The pig's owner had probably been intending to sacrifice this very pig later on in the course of the very same festival. Just think – if you'd brought a pig a hundred miles to sacrifice it at a festival, only to find that the goddess preferred to see it crushed under the wheels of a chariot carrying an enormous willy, wouldn't you set up a stele to commemorate it? He cites: François Chamoux, here: . . . and a few years later, by Nicolas Nikolaou, here: Arent blogs great.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2015 on The pig's epitaph at A Don’s Life
ah you mean about me signing that letter about no platforming on campuses! the disturbance amounts to hundreds of tweets and emails when I should be writing, but I think i must cone back to it later!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2015 on Cast museums at A Don’s Life
Oh blimey.. did I put "third". Sorry, will change.. what was I thinking? m
Toggle Commented Mar 5, 2015 on The culture of entrapment at A Don’s Life
Thanks so much, I didnt know that, m
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2015 on Cicero Letters at A Don’s Life
do you check who signed the petition after you..? besides, I would reject the line of following ones friends (the orwell line). that way lies knee jerk tribalism, which stifles all kinds of free debate. And I would just reiterate what i said in the blog, underlying this not simply a question of 'platforming'. Greer for example has plenty of platforms. It is a question of having her to DEBATE with us.. of exposing her and those who support her to challenge, and of refining our own arguments. That seems to me to be a basic foundation of politics
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
seems obvious now, but when i wrote my thesis in 70s, the standard line was 'these letters show us the true cicero" amazingly, it took a long time for me to convince people of what now seems self evident
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on Cicero Letters at A Don’s Life
natacha already sent it went she wrote it.... thanks anyway.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life
I have already read it.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2015 on No-platforming at A Don’s Life