1. Speaking with the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society

    This blog post was originally published on the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society website and can be read here. My talk was part of the Society's 2016-2017 programme. Choosing a topic for my recent talk at the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society was a relatively easy one. Not only is the Royal High School…

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  2. Academic Social Media: Twitter

    I've recently returned to Twitter having taken a bit of an extended break from it and having been back for a while now, I have been wondering what kind of role I'd like Twitter to play in my academic (and personal) life. My Twitter break happened almost by accident. My…

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  3. A 19th Century Grammar School Boy's Reading

    I was recently asked to reflect on evidence from the extensive borrowers' record at Leighton Library in Dunblane by Jill Dye. Jill's 'Leighton Library Borrowers' project gives an impressive insight into the reading habits of a wide range of society in nineteenth-century Dunblane and the surrounding area. The Borrowing Habits…

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  4. The Evolution of a PhD

    Image from PhD comics which, if you haven't read it before, is an excellent source of procrastination! So it's been nearly a year since my upgrade interview for the PhD after which I made some ambitious New Academic Year Resolutions. This past year has both gone very slowly and very…

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  5. My PhD Summer

    So it's really been a while since I last blogged here! I've been juggling quite a few different things the past few months. Between finishing up the second year of my PhD and wedding planning, blogging has fallen by the wayside a little but I have a bit of extra…

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