I wrote this essay for the Grantham Centre for Sustainable futures and it was originally published here. This year the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Future is funding my activism initiative to organise a delegation of Grantham Scholars and local Sheffield Animal Rights activists to join the annual animal rights march in London. In preparation for… Continue reading Academia and the moral duty of activism: Some causes are more equal than others
On behalf of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures we, a team of 1st year PhD students including Emma K. Smith (her blog) Florentine Weber and myself organised and hosted a debate on 1 May, 2018 as part of the exciting yearly Sheffield Festival of Debate focusing on the urgent and often not discussed issue of overpopulation. At the… Continue reading Should people in the UK have fewer children to save the world?
18 July 2018 Yesterday I had the excellent opportunity to attend my first APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) meeting at the Houses of Parliament. I’m embarrassed to disclose that I’ve never been to the Houses of Parliament. Of course, working and studying in London for four years made sure I walked past the impressive Georgian building… Continue reading All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism #VegAPPG: Is it time for a legal definition of veganism?
6 July 2018 This is the last day of the conference, and although it could have been nice to spend more time getting to know new colleagues, chat over delicious food and enjoy the sun, I feel I have already gained so much, founds new avenues to explore in my research and forged some really […]
5 July 2018 I woke up to a cloudy day 2 of the conference here in Aalborg, which meant I would experience less of the FOMOS effect, fear of missing out of sunshine. Although Arran Stibbe, who presents later today would argue that we should see all types of weather positively. This day is a… Continue reading 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 2
First of all I would like to thank the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and my supervisors, Prof. Jill Atkins and Dr. Robert McKay for their support and encouragement. I would also like to thank Lise-Lotte Holmgreen and the team for organising this excellent event. As always in my conference reports, I include an ongoing evaluation… Continue reading 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 1
The Times, 3rd July Although The Times is not my first choice of newspaper, it does provide interesting news and pieces to examine linguistically. Taking a free copy of The Times at Gatwick airport to read on the plane on my way to CADAAD (Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines) (on which… Continue reading I spy on my way to #CADAAD2018… Integration support or gatekeeping?