Monthly Archives: September 2011

Logic, What Logic?

This week I attended the Elizabeth Johnson lecture at the Institute of Physics, given by Mary Curnock Cook, chief executive of UCAS.  Her topic was Gender Maps in Higher Education, and it explored the differences between male and female progression … Continue reading

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Nodes and Links

This week I was invited to talk at the annual conference organised by Postdocs at the Institute of Cancer Research; the Conference’s theme was Networking and I was asked to talk about how networking has influenced your career and any … Continue reading

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Why Should She Do it All?

My recent article in the THE about cultural expectations being imposed on young girls (which also appeared as a post here) got a mixed reception in the online comments.  Several seemed to have failed to grasp the central point that … Continue reading

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How Do You Know How to Write a Thesis?

I wrote my PhD thesis so long ago it was typed for me by someone else based on my handwritten chapters; the diagrams were drawn laboriously and messily by me with a pen, ink and a fair number of smudges; … Continue reading

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Start of Year Shenanigans

Having returned from a few days of holiday, I am feeling frivolous. So here is a sketch representing the Start of the Academic Year at the Department of Paintballing The main characters in this sketch are described in a previous … Continue reading

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