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No man is an island….unless you’re a 30-something with loads of homework

November 29, 2011

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                Humans are social animals. I used to be a ‘social butterfly’…..but my socialising has regressed so much since my postgrad started I’ve retreated into my cocoon and barely see daylight. Tonight however I’ve been coaxed out with the offer of good food, wine and a gossip with […]

Tribunal forces university to reveal details of primate research

November 19, 2011

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A landmark ruling was made this week which has raised more than a few eyebrows among scientific researchers. Newcastle University lost its 3-year battle against the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV)¬†over revealing details of Home Office licences to conduct experiments on primates through Freedom of Information requests (FOIs). The Freedom of Information […]

Brain drain

November 5, 2011

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I can hardly believe it’s been nearly four weeks since I last wrote a post. Yes me, the prolific blogger, or at least that’s what I thought I was when I started this site last November. My circumstances have changed – for the best, I might add – and blogging is proving far harder to […]