Women on Walls

Three simple stories connected by a common thread.. The brilliant work by Accenture and the Royal Irish Academy last year in the commissioning of portraits was well highlighted and generated much interest. I felt immensely proud that my former employer undertook such a project and recognised the work of great female academics. Also last year,…

Happy New Year

A new semester and a new academic year. New challenges, new opportunities, new possibilities. Dreams, wishes and thoughts which were once dormant emerge from the spring, as the newness is embraced. The worries come fleeting by. Fears of the unknown are intertwined with the strength of the knowing but that propels us to turn up.…

Unfamiliar or improbable?

“There is a tendency in our planning to confuse the unfamiliar with the improbable” – Thomas Schelling, Harvard economist, in reference to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour Although the above quote is not at all in reference to education or technology – it nonetheless is related and important. There will inevitably be a wall in…