Science education, scientific literacy, palaeontology and the funding and politics of evolutionary sciences in the UK and abroad.
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Not Your Mother

This blog has been pretty dormant for a while as I've been dealing with a lot of upheaval, both at home and at work. But I could not let this news go unacknowledged. "Andrea Leadsom 'says she is better suited to be Prime Minister because she has children'" This is nothing new. Women without children have been vilified for centuries, burnt at stakes...

Sat Jul 9, 2016 12:26
This blog has been pretty dormant for a while as I've been dealing with a lot of upheaval, both at home...

This blog has been pretty dormant for a while as I've been dealing with a lot of upheaval, both at home and at work. But I could not let this news go unacknowledged. "Andrea Leadsom 'says she is better suited to be Prime Minister because she has children'" This is nothing new. Women without children have been vilified for centuries, burnt at stakes...

Sat Jul 9, 2016 11:55
Annus Horribilis, Annus Mirabilis

Although December is less than halfway through the academic year, our cultural reference points draw us still to reminisce at the end of the calendar year and to make resolutions for the next one. Before teaching, my husband and I used to send out annual newsletters talking about all the wonderful things we had done that year. As it is, the wonderful...

Fri May 8, 2015 22:06
Extinction

When it seemed that, without intervention, the Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) would become extinct due to a chytrid fungus infection, conservation scientists removed as many of the remaining population as they could, to give the species the best chance of survival in a controlled, fungus-free environment.Seeds of the world's smallest water...

Fri May 8, 2015 22:06
Mind The Gap

Given that I have a policy of removing blogs from my RSS reader after six months of inactivity, I suspect that a gap between posts of 11 months might have lost a few readers, but I shall attempt to restart the old blogging machine.People close to me will know this year has not been particularly easy on a professional level. When you play the Game Of...

Fri May 8, 2015 22:06
Reflecting On Privilege In Education

Yesterday I attended the fantastic researchED 2013 conference at Dulwich College. I've been past there a few times round the South Circular (usually being towed to the Fiat specialists in Catford...), but this was my first time inside. The setting was beautiful, the conference very well organised and smoothly run - no complaints whatsoever on that front....

Fri May 8, 2015 22:06

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