Ursula Mittwoch – “Be kind to colleagues”

It was a privilege and a pleasure to attend Ursula Mittwoch’s birthday reception in the Housman Room at UCL on 18 March 2014. Ursula’s contributions to genetics underly what we know and are even inclined, perhaps, to take for granted today. Interview by Peter Harper on 2 March 2004 From reading such authors as J.… Continue reading Ursula Mittwoch – “Be kind to colleagues”

A university is… | Comments welcomed

A university is a community of scholars whose purpose is to advance and disseminate knowledge. Research advances knowledge. Teaching disseminates it. Research requires freedom, supportive infrastructure, cooperation, communication, and trust. Teaching is communication and critical examination of existing knowledge within an open society where nothing is beyond question and where knowledge is thus free to… Continue reading A university is… | Comments welcomed