Well, the time is nearly here. The OU offered what was called ELVS – Employee Led Voluntary Severance last year and all were invited to apply. Not everyone who applied was successful, but I was. The last possible date for leaving was July 31st 2019, and here we are 0 only 2 days to go.
It is quite an exciting time. I will retain an association with the OU via their Honorary Associate status so I can continue writing papers with friends and colleagues. However I have new things in mind. It’s been a great 13 years.
Here is a photo of Rebecca and me from 2008 when we were both finishing off our PhDs, prior to joining the OU staff. It is over 10 years old, but I don’t think we’ve changed all that much. 🙂