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Are explorers the descendants of our past?

Are explorers the descendants of our past?

Originally posted on the University of Sussex Culture & Capitalism blog, 14 Nov 2016.   As a climber I am fascinated by the wilderness: great empty canyons or vast tundras worthy of expedition, steep tall cliff faces ready to climb. These hinterlands seem like they […]

When you’re smiling

When you’re smiling

…the whole world smiles with you. This is the opening line by Louis Armstrong, though he did not write the lyrics (credits go to: Larry Shay, Mark Fisher & Joe Goodwin for that).   Have you ever tried this theory? Could they be right? Is […]

How to greet someone you’ve just met

How to greet someone you’ve just met

Meeting people is almost always a daunting encounter; do you shake their hand, give them a hug, kiss on the cheek? Is it one kiss, two kisses, three kisses? Then which side do you start on? Having both a ‘proper’ English upbringing but being ‘warmly’ part Turkish, […]

First thoughts…

First thoughts…

Well this is more intense than I thought it was going to be! That’s all that’s going through my mind at the moment. Every week another 8 or 9 readings gets put on my desk, everyday I’m reading and I still can’t finish the texts […]

A little about me (Part 2)

A little about me (Part 2)

It was a great feeling, graduating. Putting on the robes, wearing your mortarboard, pictures being taken of you left, right & centre; you see your friends embracing their parents, each other, you; you feel the love, excitement & relief present inside every single person there […]

A little about me (Part 1)

A little about me (Part 1)

I’ve been debating about starting a blog for a while now, whilst at University one module had us write a blog for 10 weeks and I struggled immensely to find something, anything, to write about. Eventually I started blogging about the (much-hated) Hipster. It was […]