From Claire, Susan and Cally
It seems extraordinary that we are finishing another year at DoctoralWriting!
Like colleagues everywhere, as the academic year draws to an end, we limp wearily towards the finishing line simultaneously buoyed by the thought of holidays and weighed down by all the tasks that require attention before we can relax. The precious ‘compulsory week off’ seems more and more special as many academics find their working lives intensifying. Speaking of which, we’ve found Agnes Bosanquet’s musing on The Slow Academic to have particular resonance – and recommend it as wonderful holiday reading. Along similar lines, you may also enjoy Robert Dessaix’s new book: The pleasures of leisure.
Down here in the southern hemisphere we are looking forward to the summer Christmas shutdown as the most important break in our working calendars. Continue reading