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PhD Comics Movie Review

Piled Higher and Deeper – the popular PhD comic – has been made into a movie. The movie is touring campuses around the world. Find a screening near you, or watch the trailer: Imperial College Union‘s Graduate Student Association hosted … Continue reading

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Book Review – Misha Angrist Here is a Human Being

I was reading this book on a train. My friend and fellow passenger asked me what I was reading, and then, whether it was for work or for pleasure. I was momentarily flummoxed. There’s meant to be a difference? Given … Continue reading

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Book Review – Lewis Wolpert on aging

I first came across Lewis Wolpert via his textbook Principles of Development which, to my mind, struck the right balance between seriousness and humour. “Principles of Development” captured the sense of wonder Wolpert feels for his research area, developmental biology. … Continue reading

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How to throw a pancake party

Tuesday night is not traditionally a great night for a party. Your invitees have recovered from the weekend, and who wants to go out on a school night? It is not my fault, though, that Shrove Tuesday falls midweek. Known … Continue reading

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Goodwill to all men

Teaching and research are not the only areas of Imperial College’s activity affected by spending cuts. Earlier this autumn, Imperial Volunteer Centre announced that due to reduced funding from a specific scheme administered by the Higher Education Funding Council for … Continue reading

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