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After a few months of silence, some exciting news to share.

Having submitted by thesis for examination at the start of the summer, I now have a viva confirmed for 10 September 2012. As with many past academic work, the longer I’ve spent away from my thesis the more uncertain I’ve become of its strengths. While I place great importance on doubtfulness, I remain very proud of my work and will be actively returning to it in the coming weeks to rehearse its arguments and themes.

But that is not all that will happen in September. I will be getting married, turning thirty and – perhaps more significantly for my followers on this blog – starting a new job. I have accepted the offer of a Lectureship in Architecture at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA). I will be working with Course Leader Adrian Friend of Friend and Company as NUA launches its new BA (Hons) in Architecture this autumn. I’m very excited to be joining a small institution with a rich heritage and a great team of people across a focused portfolio of disciplines. The challenges and opportunities are equally immense, and I look forward to moving down to Norfolk (my home county) to start work in September.

Whether this particular blog will continue, or be found up and publicly archived (like my M.Arch dissertation blog) is still to be determined, but I very much hope to stay in contact with you, my followers. Stay tuned!

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