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UCL GEE Academic Retreat

At Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire. April 21-22. Great science; fine people; beautiful location.

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As if following Ursula Mittwoch’s advice – “Be kind to colleagues”

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Harden Conference 2016

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79TH HARDEN CONFERENCE:
Oxygen Evolution and Reduction – Common Principles

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A poster | Orange_portrait_poster

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Mexico Lectures April–May 2016

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27 April | Instituto de Ecología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

28 April | Fisiología Biofísica y Neurociencias, CINVESTAV

29 April | Instituto de Fisiología Celular, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

3 May | Departamento de Bioquímica, CINVESTAV

4 May | Instituto de Neurobiología UNAM

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The Managerial University: A Failed Experiment? – Demos

Source: The Managerial University: A Failed Experiment? – Demos

By David West, “..an independent researcher living in Canberra. Until 2013, he was Associate Professor of Political Theory at the Australian National University”.

A brilliant account of dark forces exerted on universities, deflecting their goals, activities and governance away from the advancement and dissemination of knowledge.

Related pages here:
What do universities actually do?
Ursula Mittwoch: “Be kind to colleagues”
A comment on academic freedom and the corporate university
A salute to whistleblowers – Peter Cameron’s blog
Use of word in misuse of power
Research assessment and REF
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The bucket or the searchlight?
The Devil in the detail – Fanis Missirlis’s blog
CDBU Public Lecture by Thomas Docherty