Research staff blog 2011
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Is the summer ideal to have a bit more time to think about your research or do you find yourself demotivated by the lack of social interactions since so many people are away?
12 August 2011
There is an old saying, “People in glasshouses shouldn’t throw stones”. What about people in glass offices?
17 July 2011
Now that universities in England have published the level of tuition fees they will be setting for undergraduate provision in 2011-12, what if any are the implications for those of us doing research in those universities?
29 April 2011
26 June 2011
Ever had the feeling that your boss just doesn't understand you? Or wished that that annoying co-worker would change their ways and realise the difficulties they cause? Then the personality map of the Enneagram might help you understand what's going on - and figure out how to tap into new reserves of energy to defuse the conflicts.
29 June 2011
To engage with history researchers, and with the general public, I decided yesterday to use my hundreds of interviews with Guernsey child and adult WW2 evacuees to create an online diary for an Evacuated Guernsey Mother in June 1940 I will update it several times a week, for the rest of this year, on my research blog & website, to demonstrate some of the experiences the 17,000 children and adults went through from June 1940 as they were evacuated to England. The first entry is below: Gillian Mawson My diary - 9 June 1940: - I am Mrs Pamela Le Tissier and last night my family and I in Guernsey could clearly hear the guns on the French coast. My husband fears the Nazis will invade Guernsey, but I am not so sure, there is confusion all around. You can follow this diary throughout this year, at: http://guernseyevacuees.wordpress.com/diary-of-an-evacuee-jun-1940/ EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
10 June 2011
The character map of the Enneagram is divided into nine basic zones according to the combined influences of the centres of motivational energy: the head, heart and gut. An equilibrium position within one of the nine zones can tell you a lot about your motivation, your strategies for coping with the world - and why you sometimes come into conflict with others.
25 May 2011
Universities minister David Willetts hit the news headlines this week with an intriguing proposal to solve the shortfall in university finances: to allow universities to offer extra places, charged at the same rate as overseas students would be charged, to prospective students from the UK who could afford to pay in full. The proposal created an uproar in the media. In what was widely reported as the fastest U-turn since the coalition government came to power, the Prime Minister officially distanced himself from the idea later that same day. But is this the end of the story?
14 May 2011
What happens when the people you hang around with in the lab or library aren't necessarily the people you hang around with outside working hours?
26 April 2011
The award of the £1 million dollar Templeton Prize to Astronomer Royal Sir Martin Rees has caused an uproar in certain sectors of the research community. The Templeton Prize is awarded annually to a person who has made “exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension”. It is this link between science and spirituality which has resulted in a barrage of criticism from some of science’s most influential thinkers.
24 April 2011