My presentation from this week’s launch of the ILC-UK report on adult immunisation is now on slideshare.
I’ve been in Brussels for the day. For the launch of the SAATI report.
It was a good event. Having been involved for almost three years it was great to see the report come to fruition.
Outside the European Parliament, the homeless of Brussels use the Berlin Wall to store their blankets.
It was 20 degrees. In November. In Brussels.
I spoke at a conference in Leeds for Money Marketing last Thursday. The event was held at the Village Hotel South which is officially bloody miles from Leeds.
And the Leeds taxi drivers do enjoy very hot temperatures in their cabs.
I got an upgrade on the room so had Starbucks coffee and Sky Movies. Which was nice.
I’ve spoken at the hotel before – on the memorable speaking tour for a hearing aid company in 2011.
It was a nice excuse to get to see Mr Hopkins and family who live in Leeds.
Another early flight. This time Edinburgh to Bristol, for the third of our face to face meetings with PFRC at Bristol University. ILC-UK are working with PFRC on an ESRC funded project on financial wellbeing in later life.
The project has been going really well (if i say so myself). We’ve already published work on mortgage debt and understanding the oldest old. We’ve got more work coming up on segmenting the older consumer, debt and financial satisfaction across the world. Bristol are doing most of the research and we are doing the dissemination and policy analysis.
We’ve had lots of press coverage for the project so far. And I recorded a podcast for ESRC/Understanding Society. Which you can find here.
We discussed plans for the final launch events as well as academic dissemination. And Bristol took us out for a really nice lunch. Fennel and blue cheese tarte tatin to start and Quinoir and pumpkin for main.
When I got home I popped for a little jog. Very pleased to do it as I really didn’t want to go out. The divergence on my circuit below due to me forgetting to pick up milk on the way home.
Six reasons I like visiting Edinburgh
Today I am in Edinburgh speaking at the ESRC Festival of Science event organised by Edinburgh University at the Dome.
I’ve done far too many slides so will rush over most of them.
This is (sort of) what I plan to say
Today I cycled with Bognor and Chichester CTC to Littlehampton. I left early so I could get a coffee from Caffe Nero in Chichester before the ride started. There were lots of people riding today. Stopped near the windmill in Barnham for 11s. And had some Spiced Pumpkin and Apple soup in Littlehampton. Managed over 50km and avoided rain for most of the ride.
When I got back home I went to the Picturedrome with George to watch Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2.