Outside of the Box

When I’m not working on my PhD or messing around on Twitter and Tumblr, I’m reading for fun.  Seems strange that after a day of battling with thick academic texts, I want to strain my eyes more, but what can I say, I’m a sucker for punishment.  Recently, a few things I’ve read for fun have actually ended up inadvertently relating to my PhD.

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My ticket for the British Library history induction says ‘please bring this with you to the Performance’. Ooh, I hope there’s singing!

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2014

Happy New Year, folks! I can’t complain about 2013 really; I got to spend the summer researching and writing my MA dissertation, got a distinction for it, started my PhD (making some lovely new friends in the process), and had a fab holiday in Amsterdam when I wasn’t working.

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The Edwardian Only Child: All Alone On Christmas?

DISCLAIMER: This piece of research is based on the experiences of a very small number of Paul Thompson’s interview transcripts, which can be found through the UK Data Service. I don’t have any plans to include Christmas as a separate subject in my thesis, though it may form a part of a larger section on loneliness. Even then, I’ll have used a lot more sources and I don’t expect it to bear any resemblance to this post.

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