It's dawned on me that tomorrow I'll be launching Stiffed and the Oxford Dictionary of Human Geography. Work has organised an event to mark my stepping down as director of the institute I've run for the past 11.5 years. Rather than hold another event, we've folded the book launches in as well. Which is fine by me as I'm always a reluctant participant in these kinds of events. Hopefully I can get away skulking at the back with a bottle of wine whilst working my way through the nibbles.