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The Last Class: photography ceremony

Tuesday 13th December 2022, 10.45am (day 4,128)

ETC last class, 13/12/22

It’s the last class of the semester, and the done thing among students now is “get a photo of themselves with the lecturer” at this point. I acknowledge this but it did require leaving at least 20 minutes at the end of the session so the ceremony could take place: what you see here is the queue after at least half of them had already had their time. I was feeling like a cardboard cut-out of myself by this point, although not an unhappy one. Here I said, ‘right, I’m taking a photo of all you lot while you wait to take a photo of me’… and this is the result.

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Ivy and Mark get ready

Thursday 22nd September 2022, 9.55am (day 4,046)

Ivy and Mark, 22/9/22

Time for the new academic year to get going. Behind us, as I took this shot, the latest clump of aspirants, our objects of care for this year — the new students. Ivy tries to outline the scale of it all to colleague Mark. I think we’re ready for the whistle.

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The new students get thinking

Friday 1st October 2021, 12.10pm (day 3,690)

Masked students, 1/10/21

I regret the fact that they all still feel the need to wear a mask. I regret that so many of them have not yet been able to arrive, thanks largely to airlines ripping them off and governments (worldwide) still using Covid as an excuse to be mean to foreigners. But I’m still glad they’re here. This is only the second day in more than 18 months — the first being 4th December 2020 — in which I’ve been able to hold a face-to-face class. There seemed to be some work going on at this point.

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Thursday 20th October 2016, 12.15pm (day 1,883)

DMIL class, 20/10/16

It’s nice to see I can still have a reasonably engaging effect on my students…. (with help today, I admit)…

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Last research methods class of the year

Wednesday 4th May 2016, 3.45pm (day 1,714)

Research methods class, 4/5/16

Bless ’em, look, they’re all working…. only took all year 🙂  We have entered the last week of teaching for me in Manchester in 2015-16.

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After-school club (empty this week)

Saturday 28th December 2013, 1.25pm (day 856)

Valley Crew, 28/12/13

Clare works here during the school term but at the moment, obviously, it is closed. We dropped off some spare toys today, being as we are clearing the house at the moment, so I used the opportunity to get a shot of the nice afternoon light within, at a point where I can do this without being arrested for taking photos of other people’s kids (these things have been known).

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Classroom space, National Museum of Denmark

Sunday 13th May 2012, 12.20pm (day 262)

Classroom, 13/5/12

Currently found tucked at the back of the ‘Europe Meets the World’ temporary exhibition. I should have a classroom like this. It looks like the War Room in Doctor Strangelove.

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