Another “last ever …” box ticked

There’s no getting away from it: it does all feel slightly odd, as the academic year rattles on, being repeatedly struck by the thought “Well, this is the last time I’ll be doing that.” At the start of the year, the last time to be faced with another year of brand-new, eager-faced students at more or less their first university lecture; in December, my last first-year logic lecture; and now this last week, my last undergraduate class ever. (For USA readers: like all but a tiny handful, I have to retire from my post at the university’s statutory retirement age.)

Will I miss undergrad. philosophy lecturing ? Difficult to predict. But I think probably not. I might try offering a Part III maths course next year, if DPMMS will have me, but that’s a quite different kettle of fish.

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