Category Archives: Science Culture

Feeling the Fear

Readers of the Guardian may, over the years, have had reason to dip into Oliver Burkeman’s columns. As he hangs up his metaphorical boots, he summarised what he had personally learned from the exercise of writing these ‘self-help’ articles. In … Continue reading

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Is Bigger Always Better?

Social distancing may have been reduced to 1(+)m – whatever that may mean – but that is still going to impose significant constraints on what a bench scientist can do. Fume cupboards in a line – how many of them … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Place in the World?

I don’t suppose there are many people in the country who currently feel grounded, confident they know how their lives will unfold and happy with that trajectory. At the moment, uncertainty seems the name of the game, responsibilities multiply and … Continue reading

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Just Getting By: Coping and Learning

The pandemic is teaching each of us individually many things. Some may be things we might not want to know about ourselves: how resilient we are; how well we cope with four walls and a screen, perhaps with no other … Continue reading

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Working From Home

Hugh Kearns wrote this week Don’t compare your work output this week with other weeks. These are not normal times so don’t expect your normal output. Things will take longer. There are most disruptions and distractions. It’s hard to focus. … Continue reading

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