A few pseudo-tweets on the past week:
Monday. Start of new semester and intensive teaching. Lunchtime lecture between classes means no opportunity to get something to eat. Lunch at 8.00 p.m.
Tuesday. First class return to London by Hull Trains is £230 (even more on East Coast). I get a first class return for £40. Downside: to get it, I have to admit I am over 55.
Wednesday. Professors Dawn Oliver and Tony Bradley give evidence to the Constitution Committee on fixed-term parliaments. Reinforce the view that the Bill as drafted requires serious scrutiny.
Thursday. Devote much of the day to paperwork. Get so engrossed that, even though my desk is by a large window, it is only when I leave shortly after 7.30 p.m. that I realise it is dark.
Friday. Visit Wilberforce Sixth-Form College in Hull as part of the ‘peers in schools’ programme. Good meeting, well attended with some pertinent questions. Always enjoy these visits.
Saturday. University Open Day. Extol the value of studying at Hull. As usual, aspiring applicants are impressed by the campus.
Weekend. Work on manuscripts of some forthcoming journal articles. Now have three journal articles and three book chapters awaiting publication.
I know what you are thinking, but, no, it is true: I am over 55.