Perhaps rather predictably the poem from which this post takes its title, Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” (1920), tells of a traveller’s decision to walk one road in favour...
An anonymous contributor reflects on the relationship between love and academia, and on whether the former can really be applied to our work.
An anonymous guest blogger shares their story of adjusting to their mental health issues during her PhD with the help of institutional support services.
An anonymous blogger shares their thoughts on academia as a competitive realm relationship and its effects on mental health.
Vivienne Dunstan reflects on two very different experiences of being a PhD student with a long-term illness .
You’re close to submitting your PhD, to passing your viva voce examination with flying colours, and to be awarded your doctorate. At various stages in these final months of your...
This second post on widows in Victorian comic songs considers a piece which renders its widow financially, medically, socially, and sexually undesirable.
The first in a series of posts on deviant widows in popular comic songs from the 1840s, 50s and 60s.