Save the date! Thesis defence in five weeks

Time flies when you’re having fun? No, not really. These last five weeks before the thesis defence feel agonizing, although I have made all the arrangements ready for the afterparty, or karonkka as in Finnish. The catering, the outfit(!), the venue, accommodation, food and drinks, even the playlist is ready, but I still need to write the thank you speech and, of course, the lectio praecursoria, which is my opening speech at the defence.

The good thing is that the nightmares are gone. I had the most awful nightmares during the spring when the book was in the preliminary examination process, but now they are gone. I think of the defence and the lectio though, wake up in the middle of the night to write something down that in the morning is incomprehensible, but I think that is pretty much normal.

Anyway, the official announcement from the university has to wait until the end of the summer holidays, which in this case will be just a week or so before the actual defence. I you feel like attending the event – it’s open for public! – feel free to join the Facebook event I created. The event begins at noon (after the academic fifteen minutes) and will last about two to four hours (depending how strict my opponent will be). After the defence there is coffee and cake served as well.

Welcome! Feel free to share this event to anyone interested!

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Ja sama suomeksi!

Väitöstilaisuuteni lähestyy ja enää jäljellä vain viisi piinaavan pitkää viikkoa. Kaikki järjestelyt ovat jo tehtynä majoituksista, tarjoiluista ja jopa musiikista lähtien, jolloin enää ovat järjellä vain kiitospuheet sekä se erittäin tärkeä lectio praecursoria eli aloituspuheeni väitöksessä.

Virallinen väitöstiedote tulee yliopistolta vasta kesälomien jälkeen eli heinä-elokuun vaihteessa, jolloin itse väitökseen on vain noin viikko. Mikäli olet siis kiinnostunut tulemaan kuuntelemaan väitöstäni Poriin, olen luonut Facebookiin tapahtuman tätä varten. Tilaisuus on siis kaikille avoin ja väittelemisen jälkeen tarjolla on kakkua ja kahvia.

Tervetuloa! Tapahtumasta saa jakaa tietoa kenelle tahansa kiinnostuneelle!

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