On 13th December 2019 I graduated with a Masters in Health, Medicine and Society, with Merit. Not bad for a 57 year old, who left school back in 1980 with 5 O levels and no A levels. I don't know why it's taken me so long to write about my graduation. I think I was … Continue reading Graduation – second time around
I've been very remiss with my blog posting over the summer. Apart from writing about my meeting with Homer and his tomb back in July I've been quite quiet on the blogging front. That's mainly because I wanted this blog to be about uni things and not home things. Another reason for my absence is … Continue reading Hello and welcome year 2
This is another post which has nothing to do with the Masters, but a lot to do with my classical studies roots. A couple of weeks ago Mike and I came back from a very welcome break on the Greek islands of Ios and Santorini. Now I'd never heard of the island of Ios (pronounced … Continue reading Paying homage to Homer
So after leaving school in what feels like the Dark Ages (yes, it was that long ago), without any A levels and just a smattering of O levels, on Friday 4th November 2016 I graduated from the Open University, with a First Class Honours degree in Classical Studies. Yay!! The degree ceremony was held at Manchester's … Continue reading And finally….graduation!
After the challenging experience of A330 I came back fighting, determined to crank myself up a gear and give A340 my best shot. That's not to say that A340 didn't have its own fair share of challenges either, including the minor issue of a 3 hour exam at the end and a not so little … Continue reading A340 – The Roman Empire
Or, as it really should have been titled, 'the one which nearly finished me off'. To say that life during this module was both the best of times and the worst of times isn't really an exaggeration. I reached my lowest ever point whilst studying this module and it nearly ended my relationship with the … Continue reading A330 – Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds