Monthly Archives: December 2011

Season’s greetings to both my readers….

The build-up to Christmas tends to be a funny time at universities.  Well, I say ‘build up’, but it’s more of a ‘fade out’ as people slope off a few at a time on annual leave.  We do very well … Continue reading

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Dear rail companies….

Dear rail companies, Just a quick note of appreciation for your wildly unpredictable and logic-defying pricing structure.  I enjoy trying to navigate the labyrinthine maze of different fares whenever I want to travel.  I highly recommend the Semi-Super Saver Single … Continue reading

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Outstanding researcher or Oustanding grant writer?

The Times Higher has a report on Sir Paul Nurse‘s ‘Anniversary Day’ address to the Royal Society.  Although the Royal Society is a learned society in the natural rather than the social sciences, he makes an interesting distinction that seems … Continue reading

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