Fish presentation tonight


in Daily updates, Oxford, Politics, The environment

My fisheries presentation in Wadham is in a few hours. For those who are not going, but who are interested in EU fisheries policy in West Africa, you can have a look at the following:

My PowerPoint slides (1.8mb)
My speaking notes (79kb)
The page on my wiki relating to this (includes PDF versions of the above).

Wish me luck.

[Update: 10:00pm] The talk went well, but was quite poorly attended. The ratio of hours I spent preparing to aggregate hours the audience spent listening (number of listeners * length of talk) was no better than 1:1. Perhaps, if I had called it: “A Second Spanish Armada: Neo-Colonialist Pillage in West Africa,” more people would have attended.

That said, having two people I knew in the audience – my friend Bilyana and my college advisor Robert Shilliam – made it seem more worthwhile. Also, it is always good to have a change to practice public speaking. I am getting better, but I still find that I get entirely lost within the act of speaking and lose a good sense of how I look from the outside.

All academic issues aside, the warden has some nice cheese.

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Kate October 30, 2006 at 7:27 pm

Good luck! (Sorry I’ve been in hidding, my week and a half of hell ends at 15:30 PST!)

Milan October 30, 2006 at 7:42 pm


Thanks. I tried calling the Whale Lab during your 8am to 8:30am timeslot, but just got an answering machine. I hope we speak soon.

Antonia October 31, 2006 at 10:53 am

Sorry I couldn’t make it. I’ll have to read your MIT article in some form or other to get a better idea of how your discourse flowed.

Milan November 2, 2006 at 11:32 pm

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