The Power of Goodbye

As this year and decade draw to a close, the second most significant relationship of my life is coming to an end. It's not just been significant in length; it's also important due to how it has shaped me as a person. In November 2010 I started work at UAL, and my impending farewell on... Continue Reading →

You, me and assumptions

My first office job was at a university, and it's an environment I've felt at home in ever since. There were many things I learnt in that job, but one important life lesson came from an extremely kind academic who taught on the leisure and tourism courses. We were discussing data collection for timetabling and,... Continue Reading →

ART-CHERIE: Inspiration from online archives

Clothing and textile archives are fascinating places. Although, as a fashion historian, you might expect me to visit archives as part of my research, they're also very useful places for designers to look for inspiration. Even more so now that many museums have extensive online catalogues with images, available from anywhere in the world, but... Continue Reading →

A tour of Kubrick and comic books

I'm currently volunteering one day a week at UAL's Archives and Special Collections Centre (ASCC), based at London College of Communication in Elephant & Castle. This week, I got to join one of the tours given to students. The tour took place in the search room, which is where visiting researchers sit to explore the... Continue Reading →

5 tips for planning your research

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about returning to higher education as a mature student. At the end of the article, I promised further posts on research and planning but then promptly forgot all about it. As I'm currently attempting to start another research project, I thought now was a good time... Continue Reading →

Review: Classes at the School of Life

Back in 2010, I went along to a class at The School of Life and spent an evening pondering what types of work I would enjoy. It was interesting focusing on tasks, workplace environments and types of careers in a way that I hadn't done since school - looking at what might be fulfilling rather... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2016

Since 2011 I have been publishing an annual list of people who have had positive impact on me in the previous 12 months and therefore, in my opinion, deserve an award for their greatness. These are the super humans who have shaped my life and brought me joy and inspiration - I want to thank... Continue Reading →

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