Category Archives: Education

What Have You Done Lately?

So, when my supervisor asks me “What have you been doing lately?” I know that he doesn’t really want to hear that I’ve been teaching myself to turn a heel whilst knitting socks, that I managed to finish said sock … Continue reading

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Education: Time & Money

Following the Hunt and Browne Reports here and in the UK, and the (most recent) criticisms of the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams, I became interested in how schools and universities in America are faring. Whilst there has been no … Continue reading

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Flag Day: the little holiday that couldn’t…

Library of Congress Frederic Church, “Our Heaven Born Banner” (1861) (from: I learnt today that there is a national Flag Day in America- it’s the 14th of June for those interested.  It observes the adoption of the American flag … Continue reading

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Writing, Blogging and Vlogging?

In the last few days, I’ve been considering whether blogging counts as an academic exercise. I think it does, as there are many wonderful academic blogs such as Pue’s Occurrences and Ireland After NAMA but the idea prompted me to search a … Continue reading

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