Archive for May 2011

Chris Boughton

New Friends

24 May 2011 by Chris Boughton

A critical illness like Parkinson’s disease (PD) could be very isolating when early retirement becomes necessary, especially if the patient’s partner works full time as mine does. I carried on working for three years after diagnosis, albeit not in my main career but in a job that was much less demanding and less stressful. It […]

Chris Boughton

Sunshine and Weddings

10 May 2011 by Chris Boughton

April has generally been a positive month here in the UK. We have enjoyed lots of sunshine with temperatures up to 27C and the highest average temperatures for 35 years. Then at the end of the month there was the Royal wedding of Kate and William, which generated a real feel good attitude amongst most […]

Briony Cooke

Shaking out the Misconceptions

6 May 2011 by Briony Cooke

The other day I was in town and came face-to-face with a student whom I had taught over 15 years ago. I remembered him as a likeable plodder and he remembered me as very pushy, but entertaining. That was a compliment indeed, but when he asked about how my work was going, I had to […]

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