All in A Don's Day

All in A Don's Day

eBook - 2012
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Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching - and much else besides. In this second collection following on from the success of It's a Don's Life, Beard ponders whether Gaddafi's home is Roman or not, we share her 'terror of humiliation' as she enters 'hairdresser country' and follow her dilemma as she wanders through the quandary of illegible handwriting on examination papers and 'longing for the next dyslexic' - on whose paper the answers are typed, not handwritten. Praise for It's a Don's Life 'Delightful ... it has the virtues of brevity, eclecticism and learning worn li.
Publisher: London : Profile, 2012.
ISBN: 9781847658630
1847658636
Characteristics: 1 online resource (311 p.)
Contents: What Tony Blair should have written to Saif GaddafiNisi dominus frustra: why ditch a motto?; Filming: the boot on the other foot; AD VS. CE; First-year Ancient History at Newnham. What do we do?; Who gives a stuf about the Act of Settlement?; Better a dictator than a technocrat; Online etiquette; Educational tourism; Juliet's balcony; Christmas tradition
and innovation; Five thoughts on getting to 57; Aferword; Acknowledgements; Picture Credits.
What's wrong with government by petition?To tweet or not to tweet?; The Colossi of Memnon? When are graffiti not graffiti?; Universities, despots and plagiarism; BAFTAs and Emmys; The sentence for 'serious' rape?; Not winning a BAFTA (... phew???); Young minds ... and the dirty bits (in Aristophanes); Dream School goes to the Education Select Committee; Exam speak; Why bother to visit the Colosseum?; From El Bulli to Apicius; The Cambridge Chancellor election
in 1847; The Africa Museum in Brussels
and David Starkey; Why does the Manneken Pis?; Fed up with the REF ... and what about the babies?
Why 'good practice' can ruin good practiceAnd the prize for the worst manifesto goes to ... ; Ten dotty (well-meaning?) ideas from the party election manifestos; Do we need bad teachers?; Civilian casualties, leaks and the ancient view; The politics of Britain's brainiest cemetery; Museum parties: balls, dances, conferences and the great and the good; World-class universities vs. the Human Resources Compliance Unit; Bedding down in the Library; Students occupy the Senate House; Student occupation: the dilemmas; Can black kids get into Cambridge?; A pig for a present.
What were job references like in the old days?WHO says British universities are complacent?; Ten things you shouldn't believe about A levels; Sex with students? Is Terence Kealey as misunderstood as Juvenal?; Did Portnoy's Complaint deserve the 'Booker Prize'?; Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo: what was Catullus on about?; Should the Rosetta Stone go back ... where?; What to cut in universities?; Are you at risk of plagiarism?; How many references do you write in a week?; How to lose an election
the Roman (or Nicholas Winterton) way; Lecturers
beware germs.
Cover Page; Dedication; Title Page; Copyright Page; Introduction; How rich are Cambridge students?; Dixon of Dock Green on-line; Transparency is the new opacity; The laughter lover; Hestons Roman feast; Should schools teach Twittering?; The history girls vs. David Starkey; Pirates? Try the Pompey-the-Great solution?; Literary ladies at Cambridge
and who's minding the baby?; Does College need a new grace?; Christianity banned; Exam nightmares; How do examiners mark exams?; Graduation: no animals killed; Was Alexander the Great a Slav?; Ten Latin quotes for the underground.
Summary: Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching - and much else besides. In this second collection following on from the success of It's a Don's Life, Beard ponders whether Gaddafi's home is Roman or not, we share her 'terror of humiliation' as she enters 'hairdresser country' and follow her dilemma as she wanders through the quandary of illegible handwriting on examination papers and 'longing for the next dyslexic' - on whose paper the answers are typed, not handwritten. Praise for It's a Don's Life 'Delightful ... it has the virtues of brevity, eclecticism and learning worn li.

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