Tuesday 27 April 2010

Professor Adam

The reason I went to Morocco in the first place has receeded somewhat with all the ash drama. As Europe was closing down I was speaking to academic staff and students at Marrakech University as part of their Freedom Day.

Organised by Professor Hassane Darir, Freedom Day covered a broad range of topics from freedom in the cinema to socio-lingusitic freedom. It was conducted in a heady mixture of English, French and Arabic. After being introduced as "Professor Adam from Cambridge University Press", my talk Freedom on Camera seemed to go down well with the students who asked plenty of questions.

Afterwards we were treated to a very good lunch and further discourse. I liked the university. It was a very well thought-out modern building, crammed with plants, trees and green spaces. Studying there looked humane, even idyllic.

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