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The Search for Research Literacy

“Sit down awhile; And let us once again assail your ears, That are so fortified against our story . . .” – Hamlet ‘Research’, like any other word, can acquire and shift meanings. In the last few years we have … Continue reading

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Dangerous Conjectures

“’T were good she were spoken with; for she may strew dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds.” – Hamlet I raised an eyebrow when I saw the tweets about the traditional / progressive debate being ‘boring’. A little further investigation revealed … Continue reading

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No stone unturned

Nor do we find him forward to be sounded, But, with a crafty madness, keeps aloof, When we would bring him on to some confession Of his true state. – Hamlet Just because Reading Recovery has a track record of … Continue reading

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The Narcissist

“Treacherous, kindless, remorseless . . . !” – Hamlet Narcisssus, so the story goes, was a beautiful young man who was cursed to fall in love with his own reflection. His life was a torment, so out of the pity … Continue reading

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The Drama Queen

“Ho, look to the Queen there!” – Hamlet In all our lives, we are probably fated to encounter The Histrionic: the person who lives at the centre of a soap opera that is constantly being extended with each moment of … Continue reading

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The March of Progress

What do you mean by this? Nothing, but to show you how a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar. – Hamlet The new Rules of The Game were recently announced. (At least, in the olden … Continue reading

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Unintended consquences

“But heaven hath pleased it so, to punish me with this and this with me . . .” – Hamlet We are often loathe to admit that we employ rewards and punishments; perhaps because to do so might suggest that … Continue reading

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