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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 […]

The battle to save British mammals continues

September 25, 2011

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As you all know primates are my “thing”, or as some of my male colleagues like to put it: “you’re into monkeys?!” But today I’m going to deviate ever so slightly to mention the plight of the humble British hedgehog. This species like so many primates are in rapid decline and one of the biggest factors […]

Monkey vaccine offers new hope to AIDS patients

May 12, 2011

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I’ve found it very difficult to write this week. The intention has been there but there’s been no will. I’ve just finished my end of year exams which monopolised most of my time cramming and has left me feeling brain drained and I’ve also had a family funeral – my dear uncle died of cancer […]

My life in perspective

January 30, 2011

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When the financial crisis happened in 2008, I never imagined what an impact it would have on my career and how that would affect my life. I was made redundant from my job as a national newsreader and reporter on Channel Five News in 2009. I decided to turn freelance and began juggling work with SKY […]

Social Networking

December 17, 2010

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I’ve been saying for it years, social networking is damaging our ability to communicate with each other –  ironic I know. All this typing and texting and no proper ‘face time’ is forging superficial relationships with strangers and not strengthening the ones we’ve had since puberty. To me, the idea of ‘poking’ someone is revolting! […]