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DPhil Diaries Fifteen: Two Thousand Years of Conflict

Recently, since the lifting of the most recent lockdown, I have been making an effort to explore more of Oxfordshire by getting the bus out of the city to walk or run further afield. This last weekend, I travelled down to Faringd…

DPhil Diaries 14: Running in the Footsteps of Vera Brittain and Geoffrey Wellum

In the quiet lockdown evenings this week I've been listening to the audiobook  First Light,  a memoir of Geoffrey Wellum's life as an RAF fighter pilot in the Second World War. Prior to his service in the Battle of Britai…

DPhil Diaries 13: New Year, Same PhD

The start of a new year and we're back into lockdown. It's been hard of late to be excited about much, but weirdly, I am starting to feel more optimistic. It's odd though: 2021 should have been the year that I finishe…

DPhil Diaries Twelve: A Week in the Life (Back to the Library!)

Hello! Welcome back to my blog! It really wasn't my intention to take such a break from posting, but over the summer months of semi-lockdown I've been feeling really unmotivated with writing of all kinds. Whenever I'm…

DPhil Diaries Eleven: Lockdown Edition

Well, this was hardly the DPhil Diaries update I was expecting to write. It was also not particularly my intention to take a month (or more) off of blog writing, but with my trip to Israel cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemi…

DPhil Diaries Ten: Exciting Times

January turned out to be a surprisingly big and important month for me. After a refreshing Christmas break, I managed to shake off the negativity I had with work and make some really good progress with both writing and researc…

DPhil Diaries Nine: Turning Over a New Leaf

Happy New Year! The beginning of a new decade feels as good a time as any to get back into the swing of blogging and return to posting here regularly. The past few months have been a busy whirlwind of college life but amongs…

DPhil Diaries Eight: Summer

Apologies for the lack of posts over the last few weeks, but I have been away on holiday, enjoying a nice few weeks away from studying. If you follow me on twitter or instagram you'll probably have seen a few snaps from…

DPhil Diaries Seven: At Conference

Over the last few weeks since the end of the academic year, I have been fortunate to travel to lots of places and speak at a number of academic conferences. I have just arrived at Amport in Hampshire for the last of this seaso…

DPhil Diaries Six: On Anniversaries and Birthdays

On Wednesday evening of this week I found myself at a loose end. I wanted to go somewhere, but I wasn't sure where or what I wanted to do. It was the 5th June and I had been seeing coverage of the D-Day commemorations acro…