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here comes the sun June 18, 2008

Posted by john wright in Uncategorized.
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You always know that summer is here when the WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium comes around again – an annual 5 day conference for Welsh HE library and IT professionals in the beautiful setting of Gregynog Hall. As one of this year’s organisers I was hoping everything would run smoothly and aside from the odd absent speaker I think it went well. I particularly enjoyed the 4 presentations included in the ‘new professionals’ section of the programme. There was a barbecue on the Tuesday evening in weather which just about allowed for outdoor activity. I had two sausages and a burger whilst catching up with one or two old friends. It was warm and sunny on the Wednesday and I did 2 laps of the ‘red’ trail through the woods, accompanied by the sound of woodpeckers and jays.

I made it down to Cardiff in the end for the filming of the Welsh music show ‘Bandit’. We filmed early on a Sunday morning in an industrial unit on the outskirts of the city – rock’n’roll! It was a good laugh mind you and we got paid as well so well worth the trip.

This week has felt noticeably quieter now that most of the students have departed. Summer means an opportunity to update and amend our training and promotional materials, in good time for the next academic year. And also perhaps the chance to go away somewhere sunny, to relax and to try out a new pair of flip- flops or cool shades. Get ready Rhyl I’m on the way…

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing” Socrates (not the Brazilian footballer)