Category Archives: Exeter University

Crossing the Ruby-con

My friends Dave and Mary Alexander celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary, the first of my contemporaries to reach this milestone. Continue reading

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Wanted: an all-round aide

Forty years ago today I started my first proper job, as secretary and all-round aide to author Charles Owen. Continue reading

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Last time round

Last time we had a referendum on Europe I seemed to be in blissful ignorance. Continue reading

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The shock of my life

‘You gotta do ’em over,’ said my dad, shaking his head sorrowfully.  That was 40 years ago today: 6 July 1974.  I can hear him now, with his soft American voice, uttering words which I was not expecting to hear. … Continue reading

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My forty-year friend

It was 40 years ago today (6 October) that I went on my first field trip from Exeter University.  And 40 years since I met Hil Marshall (then Scott). My main reason for going to Exeter was because it was … Continue reading

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