ARCAEOLOGISTS REALLY DIG THEIR WORK! 🙂 SO DO I.
Staring down the barrel of my first year report and its looming deadlines, I watched my life flash before my eyes. Somewhere among the bad haircuts of my teens and the taste of that hideous blancmange we made in 2013, I found myself asking – how did I get here? What cruel twist of fate meant that I am now writing a PhD within a field I didn’t know throughout most of my school career really existed? I managed to trace back the cyclone of my Classical education to the dainty flaps of three butterflies’ wings in particular: a marvellously inspiring teacher; a series of really groovy TV documentaries; and the odd ‘outreach’ lecture from the universities at Leeds and Manchester.
Outreach – there we go. Public engagement. Impact agenda. Words we throw around so much they either make you green and nauseous, or you’re just completely numb…
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