I’m now doing an MA and PhD at the University of Liverpool. Beginning in September 2018 this is due to take me four years and, like the other work I’ve done, 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, different ways of looking at reality, how it all works and what we can learn from thinking about time and reality 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 in the day to day doing of it?
Well let’s see?
- Liverpool and Sociology in 1973
- Walking Round Port Sunlight
- Some Thoughts: On the balance of my life changing
- Field notes: A Global Sense of Place
- Eleanor Rathbone of Liverpool
- In a Quiet Corner: Getting Going
- Early Morning in the Library
- The Sociological Imagination
- The Art of Listening
- On Smithdown: Off the buses
- The Rhythm and The Craft