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Cat
7/7/2014 | 0 comments | offline
Tags: Animals

My last moments of calm before a busy month!

Last weekend I stumbled upon a great selection of books at Diplocks Yard. I got Dimensions of Radical Democracy, C L R James The Artist as Revolutionary, Considerations on Western Marxism, Aesthetics and Politics, Hard Road to Renewal, Reconstructing Marxism, Introducing Lyotard, White Mythologies and Black Looks. The selection was so awesome I immediately told my friends, classmates and colleagues to visit the book stall at Diplocks Yard. I'm tempted to go back and buy a couple dozen titles but I'd love others to have the opportunity to get their hands on this amazing collection.

Solaris
7/4/2014 | 0 comments | offline
Tags: art

The past week has just been full of sadness. Wishing for a chance to lose myself in a memory.

 

Ready
6/27/2014 | 0 comments | offline
Tags: reflection

The town I grew up in is in the news.

theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/22/sun-sea-inequality-social-crisis-britain-resorts-weymouth

I'm visiting there tomorrow for a family birthday. I always feel a little sad when I go back. I've had a bad week - I don't know why. I've just been feeling low. I came online to rewrite my CV - no, I'm not looking for a new job, I've just been asked to send a CV to AAH so they may consider me for a place on one of their committees.

I was talking to a colleague about FE, I totally forgot next academic year is the first year that FE is compulsory. I haven't considered the wider implications of this until last night. In my university the entry criteria is lower for mature students who have done access courses (access courses are aimed at people who didn't go into FE as teenagers). Now that young people have to do FE as teenagers it is more likely that they won't need to do access courses - so therefore, the barriers to HE have been raised again.

Open
6/22/2014 | 0 comments | offline
Tags: art

I love reading about different universities. A lot of my friends and classmates are going to Open Days around this time. It's pretty exciting to see how excited they are.

I finished my course last week. I'm not used to all this free time. I lay in bed at night and don't know what to do with myself. I want to go out and do things to celebrate, but I don't know what. Gah. When I was studying I used to think I don't have time to socialise now I'm full of energy and want to talk your ear off.

I do regret not applying to a variety of universities, although I have no intention of going anywhere else, I would've enjoyed campus visits. I enjoy meeting new people and going to places I don't recognise. Open Days are pretty neat. They feel like a day of discovery.

Matt Lodder on his research and studying art history at Essex from University of Essex on Vimeo.

Half
6/20/2014 | 1 comments | offline
Tags: beauty

I aim to get a better photo, but I'm so lazy I know my colour will have faded before then.

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