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Steve Rooney: Theory has ruined my life. I’ll always be grateful to it for that, at least

“Where knowledge does increase, then sorrows multiply,

To see the great deceit which in the world doth lie.”

(Gerard Winstanley 1649, cited in Rowland, 1988) 554 more words

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Jason Eyre: Theory as a lived experience

In my work with students, we often find ourselves wrestling with Theory-with-a-capital-T.

A student will sometimes say something like: “Oh, I’m not sure which theory to use”; or “I can’t decide between Feminism and Phenomenology”; or “I’m using Marxism as my theory”. 1,026 more words

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Sunny Dhillon: Theory and the Political

I became a Learning Development Tutor at a small Cathedrals Group university in 2016. Prior to that, I had worked as a Philosophy, as well as English for Academic Purposes, tutor, at a number of HEIs (Cardiff, Newcastle and Royal Holloway). 427 more words

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At her brother’s wedding

My mother all decked up for her brother’s wedding, is trying to handle her rather stubborn child (me of of course…the other one was angelic ). 38 more words

Saadiya Kochar

Read This If You’re Not Sure You Want Kids.

By:Kris Gage

People are increasingly unsure about kids, and the US and European fertility rate is at an all-time low. According to  3,613 more words



Unearthed (with the subtitle: Love, Acceptance, and Other Lessons from an Abandoned Garden) is a memoir by a writer who lives in Toronto, named Alexandra Risen. 643 more words


How I went from stuck and hopeless to making my tech career dreams come true,

Choosing Computer Science.

I work with some of the brightest minds in my field, right next to Harvard and Princeton grads, and it still hasn’t dawned on me what I’ve achieved. 5,736 more words