We had a busy time in York. I had work at York St John University on Tuesday and Friday, while Bruce spent time looking around York, before joining the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Theology and me for lunch Friday.
Tuesday afternoon I ran a 1 ½ hour seminar for YSJ staff which was well attended and received, and we both presented a paper together on Wednesday of the “Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research” conference to around 20 attendees (see photo). I additionally did a separate paper on the Thursday. It was a bit of a strain, as I was suffering from quite a bad throat throughout the conference. But it was a great conference, with people from a wide variety of countries numbered amongst the around 80 attendees.
On Friday after the Dean’s lunch, our conference organiser and keynote presenter Prof. Jean McNiff and her partner Peter were kind enough to take us around the Yorkshire Dales. There are some very strangely-named small villages in the area, and also some lovely areas of beauty, including driving past Castle Howard, where Brideshead Revisited was filmed (see photo). We did enjoy our trip.