We were sad to say goodbye at the end of 2017 to our wonderful colleague Billy Clark after 24 years of exceptional work at Middlesex University.
Billy has now taken a chair in English Language and Linguistics at Northumbria University and we wish him the very best. We will continue to work with him in a number of ways, including our project on accent diversity in the curriculum.
We had a great time at his leaving do in December, though!
And although Billy is no longer a member of Middlesex staff, his legacy still lives on:
… His vision of ‘Integrating English’ in at the heart of our BA English programme;
… His work on embedding PDP & employability into the curriculum has inspired many degree programmes in the university;
… His insight that research/practice and teaching are sides of the same coin is reflected in university-wide priority of research into pedagogy;
… The spirit of egalitarianism, collegiality, incurable optimism will (hopefully) stay.