We looked inside some of the tweets by @AlexHardwick95 and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Last Seen Profiles@UWUILABU @rafiemalek @FootSniffah @MedJaballah2 @ugakiphoto @CravenBadgers @anpanmanjoons @gelardd @yamayama7710 @shirlayyy @TheKnicksWall @UlasGfb @___Proletariat @subetega_nikui @mabrusaldanha @x1____m
I'm sad our #UniversityChallenge is over. I had endless fun quizzing with my team, and I'm utterly grateful to the producers for enabling us to quiz together on TV.
Dominic, Josie, Harry and (res.) Dan - you are all wonderful, brilliant people. It's been an honour and a joy <3
Hope you all enjoyed watching! #UniversityChallenge https://twitter.com/mikethenight40/status/1219365032229818370
I mean, this sequence honestly sums up that entire #UniversityChallenge match https://twitter.com/mrsamwilson/status/1219363768540565505
The pain of Hardwick #UniversityChallenge
We're on #UniversityChallenge tonight!! Tune in at 8:30pm on BBC2. @StatsUc have done a cute little profile card for us <3 https://twitter.com/StatsUc/status/1218910456552706049
And here it is, the google doc! Please share this as widely as you can, and keep the codes coming our way!
A thread on this:
Me to my 5 year old: What’s up?
5 yr old: I’m in a bad mood.
Me: Oh no. Why?
5 yr old: Because I love and I hate, I hate and I love. [Runs off to rebuild lego crocodile.]
I am really unsure how to feel about the name of these contractors.
The trouble with dating a poet @DaniCugini is that you come home expecting to find that they've written a rhyming sonnet with flower imagery and instead they show you the first two lines "george clooney has never fucked / a coffee machine" and I just
Monday 20th January, 8:30pm, BBC2: @magdalenoxford is playing in Round 2 of #UniversityChallenge! Tune in to see us answer more questions and me being Very Normal.
PS: if you missed our Round 1 win, you can catch up here https://youtu.be/pVpd4fSbxuE
When sending drafts to your supervisor:
Option 1) Respond to all your supervisor's comments; ensure all relevant bibliography is read; add introductions and conclusions to make your argument clear.
Option 2) none of the above but put your work in Garamond so it looks polished
DM: okay, so you reach the station. There’s a cafe to your right, and you’re pretty hungry after your escape. Do you...
Me: I cast Find Familiar.
DM: wait what
What can Latin teachers do about racist & problematic narratives in their Latin textbooks? Tom Di Giulio has a way to use those stories to build racial competence in the Classics classroom. Excited about this resource. Huge contribution. #ClassicsTwitter https://medium.com/ad-meliora/five-tips-for-teaching-racial-competency-with-racially-biased-textbooks-708706aa04cc
Thank you to @ma_rodda for flagging the review!
I really enjoyed this thoughtfully critical review of the @AshmoleanMuseum #LastSupperinPompeii exhibition by @annapjudson - especially her important point about the dangers of treating exceptionally lavish households as "the typical Roman house"https://itsallgreektoanna.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/last-supper-in-pompeii-at-the-ashmolean/
“I want to spend 90 minutes filling in forms to get my £120 travel expenses back”
“I want to spend 7-8 years hopping between temporary jobs”
“I want to keep having to justify my existence to a world which doesn’t value arts research”
Am I doing it right @AcademicChatter https://twitter.com/AbuIlboudo/status/1214815981903761408
ADDENDUM: I was also impressed that @britishmuseum included a trigger warning at the start of their exhibition: this is a really sensible way to handle potentially distressing subject matter.
- not my area of expertise, but I loved the clever use of space to demonstrate artefacts found from different layers of the Troy city site, and learned so much about the very different cities and cultures which grew and fell there (4/4)
- you get to see Alexander Pope’s copy of the Iliad which includes his HAND-DRAWN DIAGRAM of the SHIELD of ACHILLES, which somehow deserves a tweet to itself (3/4)
- vibrant and varied material on the reception of the Troy myth across the ages: I learned *loads* about medieval Europeans’ retellings (and Iliad-related self-portrayals) and a diverse range of modern artistic and literary responses to the Troy myth (2/4)