Author Archives: Erika Cule

Bibliotherapy

When in doubt, read the instructions is to productivity what aphorisms are to meaning.

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Budapest

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Birthdays on the brother blog

This week, I reviewed Having a Birthday as part of Ant Cule’s project antcule.reviews, (Subtitle: An Extremely Subjective View of Being A Human). For the uninitiated, Ant and I collaborated on this blog post about giving a talk, back when … Continue reading

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MOOC review of Think Again: How to Reason and Argue

The Coursera course Think Again: How to Reason and Argue started again on Monday – there’s still time to sign up! I took the course in the second half of 2014, making me a Think Again alumnus. If you are … Continue reading

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Over on the sister blog

Over on the sister blog, I have written about why images of women in science are important, in reference to #thatothershirt. About the sister blog: Belle Jar is a collaborative feminist project, committed to smashing patriarchal norms, one day at … Continue reading

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Voices

One of the advantages of being “Beyond the PhD” is having enough time to do all of those things I used to want to do when all of my time was taken up by writing up. After handing in my corrections, and … Continue reading

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Where in the world?

Quiz question: where were these two photos taken? For bonus points: add a photo of yourself in the same location to this nascent collection…

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Unexpectedly transferable skills

The transferable skills developed over the course of a PhD have been a recurring theme on this blog. I have blogged both about being trained and, later, about training other students, in the skills that might be useful beyond the office, lab, … Continue reading

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Notebooks

Back in 2009 the day, in a discussion on the recently archived Nature Network, I mentioned that I liked to draft blog posts the old-fashioned way. I wrote that “It is easier to get started with a pen and paper than a … Continue reading

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Paying it forward

Once the corrections to my thesis had been approved by my examiners, I ordered copies bound in regulation purple and submitted one to Imperial College Library. As of March this year, a purple bound copy is no longer required – … Continue reading

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