Author Archives: Richard Samson

Richard Samson

About Richard Samson

I’m a teacher living in Osona, Spain. I'm into tennis, dogs, and chickens. I’m also interested in translation and Moodle (well, digital tools for teaching, in general).

The Oxford comma

What is the Oxford comma and should you use it? The Oxford comma (also known as Harvard comma or serial comma) is a style of punctuation that involves separating the last two items in a list with a comma followed … Continue reading

Posted in English, Fun | Leave a comment


When I was young my father said to me: “Knowledge is Power….Francis Bacon”. I understood it as “Knowledge is power, France is Bacon”. For more than a decade I wondered over the meaning of the second part and what was … Continue reading

Posted in Catalan, English, Fun, Spanish | Leave a comment

25 years scrapbook

Here are some photos from Friday. As more bits and pieces are contributed, we will add them here. Thanks for the memories! This is the short retrospective video that was shown at the ceremony: If you have any more photos … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries | Leave a comment

Looking back and on. Feeling disoriented

These are my notes for a short presentation at the event marking 25 years of translation in Vic. I was invited to reflect on changes in teaching over my time. To begin with, let me pose you a problem. You … Continue reading

Posted in Anniversaries, Digital stuff, Profession | Leave a comment

La nueva directiva de la UE sobre los derechos de autor

No te puede haber pasado por alto que el pasado mes de marzo, en el Parlamento Europeo, y el pasado mes de abril, en el Consejo Europeo, se aprobó una nueva Directiva sobre los derechos de autor en la Unión … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Digital stuff, Unethical conduct | Leave a comment