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I myself am teaching singlehanded the whole first year course in Sociology which is taken not only by all students in the Social Science Faculty, but by a growing number of Arts and even Science students. I am teaching the whole Part I and Part II Psychology for Sociology specialists and for an increasing number of Arts and Science students who must have more lectures than our specialists, write more essays and have to sit two papers instead of one. In addition I shall probably give next Session a number of lectures on theoretical Sociology.

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By large and large the University of Leicester is rather a friendly place, ... and I am so glad that all is going so well.

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But I know, a little dull. But there are compensations. Let us count our blessings. My trouble is that I cannot devote to my own writings a smuch time as I need, and that I can see less and less of my friends in London . That is a rather harrassing experience."

 

source:

Hermann Korte: Norbert Elias an der Universitšt Leicester, in: Karl-Siegbert Rehberg (Hg.): Norbert Elias und die Menschenwissenschaften. Studien zur Entstehung und Wirkungsgeschichte seines Werkes, Frankfurt am Main 1996: Suhrkamp, S. 83, 84