This week’s pick’n’mix: thoughts on academic competition further up the food-chain, tumblrs

Well, I wrote this when the actual news was topical, but the underlying reasons will probably always be in season, so!… Live-blog of the University of Leicester press conference of their unearthing of Dick the Third (said affectionately). Around the 11.10am mark there is a print-screen of a twitter-conversation between Mary Beard and some other … More This week’s pick’n’mix: thoughts on academic competition further up the food-chain, tumblrs

Thoughts on writing about science 100 years or so ago…

I have been reading Benjamin Elman’s “A Cultural History of Modern Science in China”. Or rather, in researcher style, I have read the parts of it that are of use to my research right now, and filed the rest of it mentally away to read when there is more time for casual reading. The book … More Thoughts on writing about science 100 years or so ago…