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Anthem for Doomed Academics

(This has been written as the momentous results of the Research Excellence Framework, known to all and sundry as the dreaded REF, are about to be announced, and as careers hang in the balance depending on who are the winners and losers.) 120 more words


telescoper reblogged this on In the Dark and commented:

Well, not long now until the announcement of the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework are known publicly. I'll post something in the way of a personal reflection tomorrow, as long as I haven't thrown myself off Brighton Pier by then. In the meantime, I couldn't resist sharing this brilliant parody of Wilfred Owen I found via Twitter...

Poetry: Siegfried Sassoon

I’ve always been moved by the story that Sassoon encouraged and supported Owen in writing poetry while the two were both at Craiglockhart, during the First World War. 450 more words

First World War

Week 11 - December 8 - Portfolio Review and Memory Archive

Selection and Reflection of Portfolio Tasks

Workshop: Creating Memory Archive of Term 1

Notes From Class

The task for this week’s presentation was to create a collective Body Museum of our work for this term.  1,398 more words

Poetry: Wilfred Owen

Perhaps one is pre-disposed to warm to Wilfred Owen‘s poetry by his own tragic story: killed in action a mere week before the Armistice (but then, when you get to thinking about this, it is even crueller to realise that someone had to be the last person killed) and his parents receiving the telegram a week later, whilst everyone around finally celebrated the end… 390 more words

First World War

Five rounds (of beer) rapid (drinking)

TARDISes I have known and loved.

I realised that it really was time to take this photo after we visited Techniquest. Located on the university campus in Wrexham, it’s one of those hands-on places with rooms full of fans, heart monitors, light-and-sound displays and other stuff. 267 more words

Doctor Who

Year 11 Literature - Futility

Futility – BBC Revision

‘Futility’ is one of Owen’s most moving poems.  The tenderness at the start of the poem wheels into philosophical despair that remind the reader of lines from Wordsworth’s Prelude: ‘Was it for this / That one, the fairest of all rivers, loved / To blend his murmurs with my nurse’s song…?’ when he questions: ‘Was it for this the clay grew tall?’ 65 more words

Year 11 Literature

Journey's End

Journey’s End written by R.C Sheriff in written in 1928 is a play that analyses the first world war and the effect of war on different personalities.The play was an unexpected success as it is an all male production about war.They play is set in the French trenches that echoes rabbit warrens and also the tunnels into Hell of which reminds me of ‘Birdsong’ by Sebastian Faulks. 1,028 more words