In Sichuan

Now that I’ve finally arrived in Sichuan, it seems like a good time to launch this blog. I’ve been planning to start a new blog for a long time, but blogging takes a lot of space for reflection, and over the past few years reflection is the one thing that I’ve not had much room for. The dark satanic mills of UK university administration — performance management, the obsessive measurement of research outputs, mission statements, teaching evaluations — all take …


Welcome to, which is going to be my new home for philosophical and other speculations. At the moment, I’m doing a lot of work under the hood, and plan to launch the site properly later in the summer of 2015. Do call back! In the mean-time, try my personal website on