It’s summer in CT and the kids have just finished school, but I’m sneaking in one last academic trip into this sabbatical semester when I fly to Bristol, UK, on Sunday night, to spend a week as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol.
It’ll be a busy time. Here are some highlights —
I’m planning to swim with the Henleaze Swimming Club on Monday afternoon, also get a few laps in at the pool at U. of Bristol, and maybe splash around in salt water in Clevedon if I can squeeze it in. I’m also joining a group of Earth Sciences students for a trip up the River Avon on Tuesday.
Academic events will include
- An underwaterbristol.com workshop, co-sponsored by the amazing folks at underwaternewyork.com, on Tuesday
- A creative writing workshop on maritime poetry on Wed morning, for Bristol students and faculty
- A public lecture — “Toxicity, the Ocean, and Urban Space” — on Wed evening. Register here!
- A Blue Humanities roundtable on Friday at the Marine Transgressions Conference
If you’re in or near the west of England next week, please come!