Distraction Therapy Podcast 001 – Dr Eric Chowanietz Resilience Sustainability and Risk

3rd April 2020 Rob Watson 0

This is the first Distraction Therapy Podcast. I wanted the chance to do something more persona and to connect with people who have something valuable to share about how they are coping with the coronavirus lockdown. I’ve known Eric for over twenty years, and he has one of the best engineering minds around. So I […]

Test Podcast for Distraction Therapy

31st March 2020 Rob Watson 0

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After Covid19 Our Universities Have to Change

23rd March 2020 Rob Watson 0

Many long-standing colleagues of mine, like myself, jumped at the chance to leave their employment at UK universities. A number of long-running factors influenced these decisions, and many have come to the fore in recent weeks. They have been on public display in the strike action that affected many courses recently. Low pay, insecure working, […]

My Services are Available

20th March 2020 Rob Watson 0

I don’t want this to sound like a self-serving promotion, virtue signalling or self-pity, though it might be a combination of all three, but I’m available and free to provide support on a paid basis for businesses, community organisations or public bodies if you need it? The freelance work that I had lined-up has unfortunately […]

Wandering with a Camera and Microphone

21st December 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’ve started to wander about Leicester City centre with my camera and audio recorder, hoping to capture some images and sounds that give a sense of what it is like living in this city at this point in time. I find I can switch into a neutral mode of thinking that is slightly disconcerted from […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 006 – December in Leicester

15th December 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’ve spent more time this week wandering around Leicester city centre, watching people and looking for sounds and images. I’ve put together a music playlist from the tracks that I’ve been hearing while I’ve been out and about. The weather has been cold, and the short days make everything look gloomy. I’m not a winter […]

Gloomy December Morning – The Present I Didn’t Want

13th December 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’ll be honest, this is not one of the best mornings to be waking up and looking at the news. The Conservatives have trounced Labour in the general election, and its pretty depressing news for me, and I’m sure for many others as well. I suppose I had done what you have to do at […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 005 – Wandering Around Leicester in December

6th December 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’ve put together a podcast with some sounds I’ve collected in Leicester, and a mix of some music I’ve been listening to over the last couple of day. Tracklist: The Chemical Brothers – Born in the Echoes Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie – Turn Off the Sun The Chemical Brothers – Snow Stereolab – The […]

Keep on Squeezing or Think About Investing

1st December 2019 Rob Watson 0

Elections are, or should be, the culmination of a period of reflection and consideration about how we might do things differently in the future. This election seems to be particularly odd, as it has been forced into a set of simple binary issues that don’t demonstrate the complexity of the issues ahead of us. Political […]

Why I am Voting Labour on 12th December

25th November 2019 Rob Watson 0

I live in the Leicester West constituency, with Liz Kendall as my MP. Leicester is a one-party state, with very little organised opposition that is capable of challenging the grip of the Labour Party on local politics. There are fifty-four councillors, all except for one are Labour. This makes for a pretty sterile political debate […]

Khon Kaen Blog – Saturday 23rd November

23rd November 2019 Rob Watson 0

I have to admit that the stress of Bangkok was starting to get to me, even though I was there for little under three weeks. The congestion, the lack of open spaces, the crush on the metro and skytrain, and the sound of demolition from across the road from my apartment was getting tough to […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 004 – Impressions and Sounds Bangkok

17th November 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’ve just been mooching around the centre of Bangkok for the last couple of days, and while I walk about I’m wearing noise cancelling headphones and listening to music. The constant rumble of traffic is very difficult to escape from, and occasionally I’ve been able to find a location or a route that is away […]

Rob Watson Media Podcast 003 – Mooching Around Bangkok

12th November 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’ve been in Bangkok for over a week now, and I’m starting to feel that I am making sense of the place to a limited degree. I’ve put together some tracks and some rambling observations on my time here so far. Penelope Isles – Round Pink Floyd – The Dogs of War John Lennon – […]

Starting My Second Week in Bangkok

11th November 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’m starting my second week in Bangkok, and I’m settling into a routine of sorts. Once the initial novelty has worn off, it’s possible to start to get a stronger sense of what the place is like. Amid all the hustle and bustle, there is a pattern to people’s lives, much like anywhere else. It’s […]