Monthly Archives: May 2012

Is it hip to be square?

One of my all-time favourite novels is Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. It’s not what you think. Its about Circus Freaks. Circus Freaks were the original ‘Geeks’. I am not sure when the word transformed into a derogatory term for … Continue reading

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‘The death of british science’? Really ?

I almost don’t feel I can comment -but of course I am going to anyway. Today I watched, or rather half-watched via twitter and other media outlets, the protest about ‘the death of British science’. The protesters, about 100 strong, … Continue reading

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To equate or not to equate

One of our jobs, working in academia, is giving talks. I don’t mean teaching, but rather presenting research. Lately I have had a spate of talks to give, largely as a result of being new in my Department. My research … Continue reading

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