1. You Only Live Twice

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    April 20, 2014 by Ada Lamb, PhD

    …or so it seems, dear Reader. Unfortunately, I have been too busy following the stations of the cross to fill …
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  2. Downstairs, upstairs

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    April 10, 2014 by Ada Lamb, PhD

    Dear Reader, I went to the university kitchens today to see how preparations for the state banquet Vice-Chancellor’s dinner are …
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  3. De profundis

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    April 8, 2014 by Ada Lamb, PhD

    Dear Reader, It happened last Tuesday. I had just exhaustively and painstakingly marked my three final-year dissertations.* I had returned …
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  4. Sans tea, sans everything

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    March 20, 2014 by Ada Lamb, PhD

    Dear Reader – I am parched. My morning tea has not arrived. My Ming dynasty teapot – a Lamb family …
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  5. The Postgraduates are Inconsolable

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    March 19, 2014 by Ada Lamb, PhD

    Dear Reader, This afternoon I was busy thinking in my office when I heard a sound in the corridor outside. …
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  6. Lessons in Literary Theory (III): The Return of the Repressed

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    March 9, 2014 by Ada Lamb, PhD

    Dear Reader, It was a fine morning here in the charming university town of N__. So fine, in fact, that …
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  7. Lessons in Literary Theory (II): The Doppelgänger

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    March 3, 2014 by Ada Lamb, PhD

    Dear Reader, This morning at my desk I was distracted from the sound of oinking* by the sight of a …
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