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October 04, 2007

First week

So, this is my first week at Warwick and the first impressions are good. I've been reading some of my students blogs and feel that I should dip my toe. I had a tutorial with Li Ping and then looked at her blog and it added another dimension to what she told me face-to-face. She's inspired me to start one and so here goes...

I was here (living in Tocil Flats) in 1983 and got my first taste of teaching in the area. I did a teaching practice in Chelmsley Wood (Whitesmore) and then in Leamington (Bishop Bright). Now I'm back on the block. Back in a blog. One of my claims to fame was that when I was on teaching practice, my tutor was the playwright Andrew Davis http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre_s/staff/andrew_davies/

He came to see me dressed like Dr Who (perhaps an even longer scarf) and two skinheads gave him a bit of hard time. I had to teach two groups for that Drama lesson - the two skinheads and the rest of the class. I remember it well because the night before some kids had smashed all the windows in the classroom.

So, its nice to back and walking about Campus is something of a constant time ping pong (1983 and 2007).

Yo Sushi


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