I haven’t posted to my blog for some time, I realise. This won’t do, but why the silence? After the election there was plenty to write about. Since then I’ve been bogged down by a combination of exam marking and administration, preparing a talk for a conference last week, and a kind of resigned feeling of despair at the actions of the ConDem government, culminating in the awful budget last week. Now the students have packed their bags, we have a rare ‘research window’, and time to post some entries. Watch this space for more soon!