IWMW18 Thoughts and Sketchnotes

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier (In My Career), Alison Kerwin, University of York Alison’s talk was a great way to kick off the conference. As a well known and respected leader in multiple Web roles across multiple institutions, her personal insight into the difficulties often come with the territory of making change happen The … Continue reading IWMW18 Thoughts and Sketchnotes
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Leaving my comfort zone

I’ve recently volunteered to take part in a JISC funded project around developing data dashboards. This blog post is my way of making sense of what I did, how it went and what I learnt. Before I talk about my efforts I need to explain a little about the context. The two organisations supporting this … Continue reading Leaving my comfort zone
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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day   Genocide is not just an event in the past. It is happening now. Whole villages are being destroyed in Darfur, Sudan, in a war that has been going on for fifteen years, and the past few … Continue reading
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Brian and Sharif at the 2018 Felixstowe Book Festival

Brian and Sharif will be appearing at the Felixstowe Book Festival27 June to 1st July 2018. Full details will appear on the festival website in due course.


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Another Book Launch event

We’ve organised a second book launch for those who live locally and can’t make it to the London book launch. Details below. All welcome.

Friday 12 January 2018, 7.30pm
Cwtsh Community Centre, 226 Stow Hill, Newport NP20 4HA

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Book Launch

We’ve organised an informal book launch at 7pm on Wed 6th December at:

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
London N1 9DX

Sharif and Brian will be reading passages from the book, and copies will be available to buy.

Feel free to drop in. All welcome!


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Updated book cover and new video

Manchester University Press have decided to release the book with a full dust jacket instead of a simple image printed onto the book cover. See pic. They’ve also released a promotional video on YouTube [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S-5G2VKy74&feature=youtu.be ].


book cover

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The Hippie Trail: now available to pre-order on Amazon UK

The Hippie Trail: a history, 1957-78

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Easy Jet in-flight magazine article on the Hippy Trail

Sharif provided some help and info for Andy Hill’s Easy Jet in-flight magazine article on the Hippy Trail (click link for pdf file)


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IWMW17 Sketchnotes and thoughts

Round up The conference was excellent again this year – given the challenges of Brexit, and broader changes to the HE sector it was more upbeat than might have been expected. It seemed that there wasn’t much doom and gloom – instead people seemed to be confident in their abilities to meet the challenges. Mainly … Continue reading IWMW17 Sketchnotes and thoughts
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