This is just an update.

  • Yes, I am still alive. Today might be day #3 in bed, two days after a visit to the A&E (ER to Americans), but I’m feeling better and I might even eat real food today.
  • My conference went really well. My paper was received with interest and I received lots of helpful feedback.
  • However, I’ve noticed that whenever I take public transport from one end of the country to the other, I get ill. This may mean that the next train journey I have down south (to Oxford!), I will be the passenger sporting a face mask.
  • Due to illness, I wasn’t able to participate in any of the 600th anniversary events this week. I had a ticket to the graduation ceremony and they even did background checks for that! But I watched most of the ceremony on live stream, before I was taken ill…

So no, I didn’t get to meet Judith Butler, Rowan Williams, et. al. in person, but I did get to see them on my computer. Sigh. And I was able to see some of the fireworks from my house, so that’s a bonus. I’m still annoyed though because it’s not like I’m going to be around for the next centenary of my university.

Anyhow, I am getting better, and I hope to be well by Tuesday (which is in TWO DAYS), because it will be a certain someone’s birthday and he will be visiting…

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