just a quick note to tell you all of you from anywhere near the epicenter of last night’s earth quake that I’m thinking of you. I hope that none of you has been injured or had property damage, although as the news comes in it looks worse and worse. Moments like this are difficult, but also show the best in people – as I am sure that it will in all of you. Urbino has been spared any significant damage, just a few heart-flutters and reminders of 1997. With that in mind, any of you who are from the center of the quake and aren’t home with your families – if you need any form of help that I can offer, or if the situation presents difficulties in studying, etc. DO NOT hesitate to contact me. I know the physical difficulties are being experienced further south of here, but in terms of organisation, study, stress management, etc. we will do all we can to help you feel as little negative effect as possible here in Urbino so you can concentrate on what you have to do. DO prioritise! Do let us know how we can help. All the best to all of you and good luck!