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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…

DPhil Diaries Five: What I Did on my Holidays (Essays, Conferences, Battlefields)

Today is the first day of Trinity term, the third term of my PhD, so I thought this was a prime opportunity to write a little update of what I've been up to over the last couple of months. If anything, this is just to prov…

DPhil Diaries Four: The First Term

As I write now, it's already the third week of the second term of my PhD. It's entirely true that time moves at triple speed in Oxford and it's crazy that it's already almost four months since I moved in. Tha…

DPhil Diaries Three: Introducing My Research

Since beginning my PhD course just over a month ago (time's flying already!) I've been asked a number of times what my specific research area is, so I thought I'd devote a whole post to explaining it. Regular rea…