A lovely day at work . . .

It was a lovely sunny day this morning and as we (at the Woolf Institute) were saying goodbye to a colleague - Navras Jaat Aafreedi one of our visiting fellows (fourth from the right) who is from the Department of Social Sciences, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Gautam Buddha University, India - those of us who were in the office at the time thought we'd have a photo taken and here it is. Left to right: myself, Dawud Bone, Esther Haworth, Navras, Tina Steiner, Marta Dominguez Diaz and Lucia Faltin.

Later on in the afternoon we said farewell to another visiting fellow Eva Maria Ziege. She is a Sociologist by training. She was educated at the universities of Bonn and Potsdam. Her post-doctoral thesis (Habilitationsschrift) on the Frankfurt School's grappling with antisemitism while in exile was published by Suhrkamp in 2009. She has held positions at the Humboldt Universität in Berlin and, most recently, as a DAAD Associate Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Right to left is myself, Eva-Maria, Dawud, Jasmine and Lars Fischer and then a number of the CJCR MSt students.

So a lovely sunny day but sad to loose two such interesting and friendly colleagues.