Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

I stayed in the course. Week after week, I struggled to do my problem sets, until they no longer seemed impenetrable. The deeper I now tunnel into my four-inch-thick freshman physics textbook, the more equations I find festooned with comet-like exclamation points and theorems whose beauty I noted with exploding novas of hot-pink asterisks. The […]

Declaration of university independence – money not state

A recent article in the Times Higher Education section gives an interesting viewpoint comparing the establishment and (league table) success of US and UK / European universities at large: ..the US independent research universities are the best in the world; the anglophone legally independent but financially dependent universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and University College […]

Good enough is plenty!

Both in sushi and in cycling – and in almost every other area – we celebrate freakish success. Lucy Kellaway writes again a winner column in the FT. This is all about being good enough in terms of achievement, working hard for it, and remaining sane at the same time. We hand out gold medals […]

Immigration policy goes against British universities

I am saddened by this summer’s events in student migration/visa issues both here in the UK and in the NL. London Metropolitan University plays a big part in the widening participation agenda ..growing perception that the UK does not welcome these students, and is prepared almost without notice to jeopardise their education via Immigration policy […]

4 pm

Summer warmth and slight drizzle. And no brolly, of course. Soon it’s time to leave the desk with all the unfinished work and rush to the nursery. The next weeks leading to holiday are full of deadlines to meet, conference visit to Edinburgh, and more deadlines. However, deadlines are goooood! They make us jump and […]