It was great to see five of my eight dissertation students graduate last month. The day in central London was one of the hottest, in possibly the hottest summer for a long time, and it was really too hot to be all trussed up in academic garb. I didn’t envy the good folk of Ede and Ravenscroft the task of having to manhandle all the sweaty gowns after the event. Nevertheless despite nearly melting alive I was very proud to be there and see my students graduate. Unfortunately there was, as always, such chaos on the day with so many students and their families around that I only managed to get a photo with two the five who were able to attend. So, herewith a belated graduation photo. Apologies for the terrible lighting!