Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Science Note

I have just been researching Bright Club and am loving Dr Mo’s perspective on crystallography: the science of frying the living fuck out of painstakingly obtained microscopic crystals. Advertisements

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Peer Review Review

So more thoughts on peer review? And after yet another discussion on the subject at the recent SpotOn conference for online scicomm, I have some notes. The problems with peer review are clear (or, as said at the conference, “the … Continue reading

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The “Problem” of Overeducation

“Overeducation” in the UK is apparently a problem. When we look at statistics for unemployment and underemployment, the number of people working in jobs below their educational level is also taken as a dismal statistic – but I don’t think … Continue reading

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What is the Point of Education?

I have been busy lately; for example, on Thursday I was at the ESRC festival of social science: I attended ‘The Yellow Brick Road?: Education-Work Transitions’. At this conference, we discussed the barriers to young people making a smooth entry … Continue reading

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