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, […]

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 […]

Rob Watson Podcast 001 – Test, Testing, Testing…

27th October 2019 Rob Watson 0

It’s a while since I’ve done a music podcast, and I’m banging this out just to test the new and upgraded website. The hardest thing is to get all of the subsiduary links and connections working, and iTunes Podcast Conneect is not the easiest thing to use. That said, the music in this podcast includes […]

Migrating Blog Sites

23rd October 2019 Rob Watson 0

I’ve spent the last couple of days migrating my blog sites to new servers. It’s been a chore, but I’m making progress. If I was a technical blogger, I’m sure I could have had it done in next to no time. But I’m a hosting-hobbiest, so everything has gone really slow. Figuring out how to […]