Monday, 18 May 2009

Absent Friends

Further to the references to the late Stewart Oakley on the Eurovision Song Contest thread, here is a nice photo of Stewart (on right) and Tom Munch-Petersen (recently retired from UCL) which I took at the University Teachers of Scandinavian Studies conference held some years ago in Guildford (University of Surrey).

I got to know these two and many more SS academics from frequenting these conferences as an interested outsider. They let me tag along, in groupie fashion - cf. the old crack about a drummer being a guy who hangs out with musicians.

Harry

4 comments:

  1. I say, Harry, old drummer, calling them "SS academics" is just a jot controversial, what? But it was nice to see the photo of Stewart Oakley, who had by then grown a beard since I knew him.

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  2. I was too idle to type Scandinavian Studies.

    Harry

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  3. Well, it could be either, one can take one's pick, I guess. :-)

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  4. Context is all, as every translator kno.

    Harry

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