Name: Benedict Paul
Home: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Birthday: 9th March
Favourite destination: Laos
Favourite Book: ‘1984’ by George Orwell
Favourite Films: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Airplane
Favourite food: Italian, Indian, Malaysian, vegetarian
Greatest Fear: Anything to do with eyeballs
How I relax: Wine and a good book, a plate of raw eggs
Philosophy: Nobody knows anything
What inspires you?: My brother, parents and grandparents, my roommatesm
Words to live by: “I ran,
And unanchored peninsulas
Have never known such carnivals of triumph”
I came to Zaragoza in September 2013 after a couple of years travelling and living abroad in Italy and Malaysia as I wanted to learn more about Spain and live closer to my family.
Since then I’ve fallen in love with this country and been very lucky to explore a lot of places here. I try to get out of Zaragoza at least once a month. I’m slowly learning Spanish from some very patient local friends and doing my best to immerse myself in the culture.
Number 16 has been very kind to me and given me a real chance to improve my career and students’ prospects by making me exam coordinator. I’m excited to move forwards with the department and see how much we can expand in the future while helping people get what they need.
See you in class!”