PhD: A Sense of Time and Place

Along with all the other things talked about on this website I’m also doing an MA and PhD at the University of Liverpool. Beginning in September 2018 this is due to take me four years and, like my other work, I’ll be writing about it on here. As well as the subject matter, I’ll be writing about the whole experience. Of going into academic work after so many practical years of working with communities and enterprises in so many places, particularly Liverpool.

Obviously the academic work I’ll do will be related to what I’ve been working on for most of my life, it couldn’t be otherwise. But I’m looking forward to looking at things I think I know about in new ways and to learning and thinking about entirely new things too. Like what time is, how it works and what we can learn from thinking about time in the places we care about? Much more about that anyway, and more besides, as I get going.

And about how it all feels. Going back and doing academic things after so much time away. A change in my working habits and a whole new culture to work in. How will that all work out?

Well let’s see?