Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Magnum opus- from Mr B to Herr Doktor

Doctorate decade officially over - actually it was twelve years...
Examiners and examinee discussed together for over an hour and three-quarters because they were having such an interesting discussion.
The other evening Stephen had come up with the idea of describing East Germany as a "contested democracy" and when he said this at some point at the viva today, the external exminer said - how extraordinary I was just thinking of that term too.
Anyway, what my mother in her inimitable way calls the "fud" - that is how you pronounce PhD isn't it - is really now over. And this last chapter has even had a low carbon footprint. Doctor Brown arrives back by train tomorrow evening at which stage some vintage champagne will be drunk.