About Me

Roisin received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a PhD candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

This blog originally started during Roisin’s undergraduate degree and has since then flourished into a documentation of Roisin’s life as a PhD student. You’ll find tips and general ramblings about study and all things academia, just with a splash of me reminiscing about French Parisian life for good measure.


  1. It seems that You love Paris very much after seeing Your many posts. I am happy for it, because it is one of my favorite town or should I say city. Do You speak French? It is very beautiful language. I speak it and many other languages and that’s why I am blogging in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
    Happy blogging!


    • roisingrace says

      I do indeed! Paris is a wonderful city, and I’m so grateful to have this opportunity of living here for the year. Oui, je parle en Francias – and I am currently going to language school to improve my French. I’m very jealous of your many languages, will check out your blog now! 😀 Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂


    • roisingrace says

      Glad you’re enjoying my blog! It’s great to be able to live in a wonderful city and be able to explore with my camera. More photographs to come! Thanks again, it means so much 🙂


  2. Corinna Duke says

    Hi Roisin, your blog is excellent! I love that you have the experience of a number of au pairs in a number of different countries on your blog. Well done, Great work. We would love to link your blog on our website to give au pairs some insight into life as an au pair. Hope this is okay with you. Corinna from http://www.kangarooaupair.com


    • Hi Corinna,

      So sorry for the very belated reply – I never received notification of your comment! I would love a link on your website, as I hope that I have/can be helpful for anyone thinking of becoming an Au Pair 🙂



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