Current Place of Residence:
Bucks & Cov (I work in London part-time, so bounce up and down the country every week)
Older sister and younger brother
Too old to remember
Three As, two Bs, four Cs
Straight As (English, History and Politics)
Current University, End Outcome (BA, BSc, MMath etc), Year and Course:
Warwick, starting with an English Lit BA in 1999, then an English Lit MA in 2002, and now a part-time English Lit PhD - due to graduate for the third time in 2010.
Brazilian jiu jitsu
Chocolate Orange (Tia Maria and orange juice), though I'll normally stick with red wine because its cheap.
Probably history, come to think of it. I kinda did English A level by accident, as the way the subjects lined up, I wasn't allowed to do German, so had to go for English instead. Probably a good thing, considering how things have gone academically...
Favourite places so far have been Canada, New Zealand and Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Closer to home, really enjoyed Jerez recently: lots of touring sherry bodegas.
Either The Flight of Dragons
or Conan the Barbarian
, with a special mention to Animalympics
. So yeah, mainly nostalgia in my case.
General Interests & Aspirations
I'm keen on martial arts (particularly BJJ, though I've done a bunch of others in the past), poetry (mainly postwar), history (any period), music (see last.fm
), film (see flixster
), art (Parmigianino is my favourite) and travel.
My intention, as its been since I started uni, is to stick with academia. I've taught a few seminars, which were fun, and also had the chance to do some presentations at KPMG, where I work (yeah, I know, not exactly related to English Lit...). I'm also fond of teaching martial arts, so would love to run a BJJ class some day, but still need a bit more experience for that. We do have a BJJ training group
here at Warwick, though, if anyone is interested: chance to drill rather than a proper class, but I've found it very useful so far.