Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 29, 2016

A Pret a Manger breakfast (again); porridge (again). I’d no fixed itinerary until I caught my train home in the early afternoon. Green Park was my first destination: It’s one of the smallest of the royal parks: secluded and intimate. … Continue reading

April 26, 2016

6.45 am. Arose. Following breakfast … a busying. I’d a great deal to compress into the day: commitments to honour, teaching to do, errands to run, emails to send, belongings to gather together, plans to put in motion, and preparations to … Continue reading

April 21, 2016

Thursday. Another day of teacherly intensity. Arrival. I was out of sorts from the outset … out of sync … apprehensive. A disciplined emotional life is a huge boon in this job: There are times in teaching when, as though, some third … Continue reading

April 20, 2016

A substantial part of the day was given over to teaching at the Old College. My objective was to develop a perspective on those third year painting students whom I don’t ordinarily teach. I’ll be assessing them in May. For my … Continue reading

April 19, 2016

Morning: grey cast, overcast, over head, heads up, up there: There are days when the landscape of one’s immediate responsibilities changes with every email that drips into the inbox. We study and teach within the nexus of the fulness of our … Continue reading

April 18, 2016

As on every Monday morning, I parcelled out the week’s hours to modules and tutees, endeavouring to efficiently cram as many as possible into a period delimited for this activity. One must constrain teaching (and admin, for that matter), otherwise it will … Continue reading