Oxford and Liverpool with the great bards
Simply cannot believe that I just woke up. It’s now 10.30am. I think this may be a measure of how tired I’ve become. Don’t know yet.
As I sat in ‘The Great Hall’ last night listening to Kathy Reichs talk about combining creative writing with science it dawned on me that I had finally reached my academic destination. Looking at all of the grand portraits hanging on walls and busts on plinths I thought “Who are those people? What did they do?” It was then that my inner smile increased as I realised how relevant we are. In the bigger scheme of things we only really matter to those in and around us but if we make an effort we can touch the lives of others. I only truly recognised one of the portraits of the great Seamus Heaney. He touched my life, his words matter to me and inspire…
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