Twenty-five percent

Nearly ten years ago I retired from my position at Queen Mary University of London. Someone told me then, “You don’t get retirement right first time, you have to keep practising.”

Only too true. The University of St Andrews offered Rosemary and me half-time jobs on three-year renewable contracts. After three of these, and following Rosemary’s accident (a difficult and exhausting time for both of us), we have decided to go down to 25% from today.

Do I expect anything to change? Will I have lots of time to catch up on the many jobs that are not getting done very speedily? You can probably imagine. My current teaching will continue for the rest of the semester unchanged.

But after that, we will see if I can take things a little easier.

About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.
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2 Responses to Twenty-five percent


    So sorry for what happened to your partner, Hope she is getting much better now?

  2. Wouldn’t you know? When I got in to the mathematical institute this morning, I found my card wouldn’t open the door. They had efficiently cancelled the old card but then failed to provide me with a new one. I had to wait and come in on someone’s coat-tails. (Don’t tell the bosses that!)

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