Category Archives: Science Policy

Book Shambles

I did a Book Shambles with Robin Ince and Josie Long, which you can hear here. Hear hear. Ostensibly we were discussing “A Map of the Invisible”, though it starts with me denying the allotment allegation, and pretty much shambles … Continue reading

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Scientific Exile?

This article in the Guardian describes a situation which is already happening. I have personally been in two recent scientific/training network planning meetings in which UK leadership was ruled out as a possibility (by mutual agreement) as too risky in the … Continue reading

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“The Land of Crap Rasputins”

I have been feeling a bit adrift since the grave mistake of 2016, but I think I might be able to cope with being a citizen of “the land of crap Rasputins”. So thank you Marina Hyde. And if the next … Continue reading

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Running over the same old ground?

Last week I was in CERN for various meetings. Rather unexpectedly, these included one with Roger Waters in which I totally failed to say “Welcome to the Machine” at the right moment. The main business was CERN’s Scientific Policy Committee, … Continue reading

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