I have done my last teaching for 2014. Today’s Materials Chemistry and Catalysis poster session went surprisingly well, and even those whose posters were not the best defended them with conviction. Of course, marking remains to be done, but my next undergraduate lecture will be on X-ray diffraction, in 2015!
I now switch to research mode, with a conference tomorrow in Glasgow. My academic visitor from Brazil, Giordano Bispo, is presenting a poster there, and I have the job of judging the posters (hopefully not single handedly). And of course I hope for some new research ideas for the new year!
Christmas will be quiet, and spent at Keele. After this busy semester a quiet time will be most welcome! I wish everyone a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2015.