Category Archives: Grumbling

IUPS Part 1

A dispatch from the IUPS conference in Birmingham. I have to admit to some trepidation when it comes to big international mega-conferences like the IUPS (International Union of Physiological Sciences). They have never entirely agreed with me. The first conference … Continue reading

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I blame the parents

From time to time, I am given to wondering why I have achieved so little in life generally. Answers suggested by my friends and family have included ‘laziness’ ‘not trying hard enough’ ‘lack of confidence’ ‘too unfocussed’ ‘too much procrastinating’ … Continue reading

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No passion please, we’re scientists

In which I put a damper on all this over-invoked passion. Regular readers of this blog (you know who you are, you two – stop giggling at the back), or of others in the OT stable where I can be … Continue reading

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Twenty five years without parole

In which I look back in… stunned disbelief? It has been a rather strange week here. The main reason, I think, is that last Wednesday, on Feb 1st, I passed a rather unnerving landmark – twenty-five years working for the … Continue reading

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The Dread Day Dawns

As a few people over on Facebook have noticed, today is my birthday. And as a few people around here will have worked out from an earlier post, this birthday is Officially A Biggie (people tell me). It is also … Continue reading

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Frankly dilutional

In which I have the strong feeling that it’s Déjà vu all over again. Ah, me. Homeopathy. * Sigh * Like most scientists who write about alternative medicine and pseudoscience, I am heartily sick of writing about homeopathy. After all, … Continue reading

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