19 February 2021
Given that I was still feeling miserable about the germ sharing programme instituted by FL I got up a bit later than usual and therefore hit unexpected traffic and, as a result, got to Swindon too late to take part in the “start the week” meeting but instead sat in the Library with Strategy Man ♯1 and talked about stuff.
12 February 2021
Actually writing a 2-week version of my blog has confirmed what I long expected – that the writing up of any week cements the memories more firmly in the mind. Trying to remember 2 weeks back is much more difficult that I thought it would be! Note to self – don’t let it happen again!
29 January 2021
Although most of the reasons got cancelled, I went down to London first thing and so missed the “start the week” meeting. As a replacement for all the meetings that got cancelled, I spent the morning sorting out data for the portfolio presentation to the Governing Board before half the EMT arrived to discuss it.
22 January 2021
An early start in London on Monday morning meant that I had to go down the evening before, so I missed the “start the week” meeting once again! The reason was a “workshop” to develop the idea of TechCity, as announced by that nice Mr Cameron on November 4th last year.
15 January 2021
It was an early start in London because I was taking part in the second day of the Learning Without Frontiers conference – see http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/lwf-london-2011/ . This is organized by Graham Brown-Martin, who we had met during the analysis of the opportunity for an Innovation Platform in “education”, and who Digital Man has used as an assessor for his part of the LaunchPad.
08 January 2021
This being the beginning of a new year, Monday was a holiday and personal commitments made it better for me to work at home on the Tuesday, so I missed the first “start the week” meeting of the year. Shame.
18 December 2020
Against the run of play, I got to Swindon for the “start the week” meeting. It was a “normal” Swindon day, with lots of internal meetings, catchings-up and clearing of tasks from the “to-do” list.
11 December 2020
The week started in an odd way because it had been re-arranged several times during last week to accommodate the magic BIS Manufacturing Event that seemed to have become “spastic in time”.
04 December 2020
The drive to Swindon promised excitement, with all the dire threats of blizzards and a guest appearance by Dennis Quaid, but actually I got down in record time and got a parking space and a desk!
27 November 2020
For change on a Monday morning, I set off for London and so missed the “start the week” meeting. Instead, I arrived at Chatham House just after 9 o’clock to register for a conference entitled “Investing in Science: Securing Future Prosperity”.