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That's better. [20090624|13:35]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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You know when you're feeling Eeyorish and unsure that anything you do is worthwhile and your ennui threatens to overwhelm? I was at that point this morning.

Then I gave my outreach lecture ("Could Saturn's moons support life?") to 30 Year 11 students about to start their A levels in physics, none of whom were white, half of whom were female and all of whom were quite unbelievably hip. They were engaged throughout, answered my questions and were actually heard to say afterward, "That was SO cool."

If you'll excuse me, I have to go bask in a sense of accomplishment. Later, I may pepper myself with gold stars.
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2009-06-24 16:58 (UTC)
Five gold stars at least. Did they record the presentation?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-06-24 18:21 (UTC)
One of the teachers recorded at least part of it, although I'm not sure how much as I was trying to keep watch over the whole audience during it. It's the first time I've been recorded, as far as I know. I've had pictures taken while I was talking, which I find more intrusive. Not sure if that's strange.
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From: pbristow
2009-06-25 16:20 (UTC)
Yay! =:o>
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-06-25 18:58 (UTC)
Yes! Still feeling pretty good about it. :-)
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