Fri Mar 10 2006 11:44 PST One less thing to stress about (or is it?): Well, my lecture on Ireland & The EU is over & done with. Why I ever picked the topic of the last day of class I have no idea, I guess I just wasn't thinking. I think it went ok. I have never given a lecture type thing so I was pretty nervous but once I started it was fine. I didn't even look at my notes. I really wish I'd had someone to do a practice run on, though, because it only took 40 minutes so I could have added a lot more stuff--the suez crisis, 'founding fathers' etc. But the remainder of the time was taken up debating the merits of the EU with Dr Murphy and the other grad students. Is the whole thing going to collapse, like the British Empire? or the Soviet Union? I hope not.