Monthly Archives: August 2011

Where is Physics Barbie?

This article first appeared in Times Higher Education on 25th August 2011. The title is as it appears there. Diversity matters, be it in the make-up of Parliament, among our television presenters or in our boardrooms. It matters in science … Continue reading

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Funders get Tough

This post is not, as UK readers might think from the title, a tirade about one of our Research Councils’ shortsightedness.  On the contrary, it is a plaudit for a UK ministry, who are showing admirable steel on behalf of … Continue reading

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Do we have a numerate workforce? I’m afraid it is far too obvious the answer is no. I’m not just talking about the relatively low numbers of students taking maths A level, as detailed here in the recent Royal Society … Continue reading

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