One way of thinking about the ever-so slightly old fashioned practice of blogging is as a way of producing so many ‘advertisements for myself’. I think this might be perfectly defensible. So, in this spirit, this seems as good a medium as any to let anyone out there who might be interested know that I have accepted a position as Professor of Geography and Social Theory at the University of Exeter, in the Department of Geography, starting later this year.
I have spent a decade at the OU – one half of my grown-up academic career, and I must admit to being a little bit daunted by the idea of returning to the world of face-to-face teaching, seasonal Terms, that sort of thing. I suspect that one might remain ‘ex-OU’ for quite a while after leaving, in various ways. I’m really looking forward to working with the range of great people in Geography at Exeter, and also, maybe, living close to the seaside.
Wow, massive news Clive. It’ll be hard to imagine you not at the OU, but Exeter is certainly a place at which that imaging will fit quite well. Congratulations!
Congratulations! It’s a beautiful place with wonderful people….
What about the beach beneath the streets of Walton Hall? We´ll miss you, Clive!
Congratulations on the new position, Clive. OU Geography won’t be the same without you…