Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Join the club

The Guardian had a column yesterday with advice to new students. I like this passage best: “You need to join something – a society, seminar, bus queue…” I have just joined SWEA, Swedish Women’s Educational Association. I was a member when we lived in California, and it was very nice. For several years I was also a jury member of the SWEA Literary Award, for contribution to international research in Swedish literature and culture. There is a SWEA chapter in London, and to my great joy there is a SWEA group in Cambridge. I emailed the contact person the day before yesterday, and guess what? The group meets at a pub tonight. So I am joining if not a bus queue than at least a society.

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