Month: April 2019

Action Soup Kitchen

“Cooking can be easy” Quote of the day! Soup Kitchen is one of the popular action projects running all over the year, which the PhDSSN is collaborating with. We met together and cooked the dishes for the people in a church. A designated recipe is followed but we could expand it with our thoughts. It […]

Pub Crawl Night

“Pints without research topics” Quote of the day! The event consisted of visiting several pubs around the Loughborough town centre, starting from Paget Arms to Generous Briton, Swan in the Rushes to the Orange Tree. This event was designed for meeting new friends across the different departments in the Loughborugh Doctoral Researcher’s community. We had […]

My bucket-list PhD

September 1978: I went up to Brasenose College Oxford to begin a DPhil in Economics with some trepidation and a research council bursary, having survived an interview with Joe Stiglitz, who was later to win a Nobel Prize. I was 23. My Mum had died at the age of 42 not long before. It was […]

Keep Calm PGRs and Go Dog Walking

“Dogs melt my heart” Quote of the day! The event at College Garth Rescue Kennels was the PhDSSN first Action event collaborated with LSU Action. We walked rescue dogs at the local kennel. This was a fantastic way to have a break from work, have a nice walk around the area with some adorable doggies […]