Learning at a distance

I spent the day today working at home with my colleague Jez Collins and after a lot of planning, writing and brainstorming, we had a Skype meeting with Professor Tim Wall to talk about (among other things) the ongoing development of Masters programmes at Birmingham...

Mediating the Scarborough Jazz Festival online

This is a presentation I gave at the Watching Jazz conference in Glasgow recently. It’s about a research project I did with some colleagues from BCU at the Scarborough Jazz Festival, and how we approached putting that event online. I presented it as a way of...

Not terribly far away day

We had a BCU School of Media “Away Day” today – though it was just a few blocks up the road in another university building called The Pavilions, at our sports ground. Food and coffee and an opportunity to do a bit of blue sky thinking with a bunch of...

Mastering St Patrick’s Day

I was in at the university today for a meeting with the other award leaders on the Masters programmes in our department. We were talking about (among other things) upcoming events for the Professional and Academic Cultures programme we run alongside the specific...

Talking about jazz and capitalism

One of the things you get to do as an academic is to read things, think about them, and then talk about them. And sometimes, you get to do that with people who really know what they’re talking about. There’s a small group of us that get together once a...