8.30 am. What Bank Holiday? I made additions and adjustments to this week’s tutorial schedule, addressed student queries and reviewed draft submissions, looked over the final ‘Chapels in Wales’ lecture in readiness for tomorrow’s final (ever) class, dispatched instructions for the MA Vocational Practice presentations and Portfolio assessments, and wrote to the British Library’s Sound Archive, before filling the days of my diary for the next few weeks with assessment times.
In the background, I’m listening to the music of the African-American saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-67) (sainted by the African Orthodox Church) — one of the first musician/composers to ally jazz and religious sentiment:
The final part of his masterpiece A Love Supreme, ‘Psalm’, is a setting of his devotional poem, of which each syllable is given a corresponding musical note.
1.30 pm. After lunch, I reviewed further the PhD Art History thesis that I’d begun last week. A change of working environment was in order: from study to studio:
By 4.30 pm, I’d completed my reading and developed a set of interrogative questions for the candidate’s viva voce. Now, to review the accompanying documentation.
An erotic book:
6.20 pm. Practice session 1: pick-up explorations. 7.30 pm. I scrutinised and tested the accompanying documentation related to the PhD, and ended the evening looking over my book proposal. Back to the ‘Belmont Loose Leaf File’.