Higher Education and Research Bill – what is it for?

This morning I attended a discussion meeting at the House of Lords concerning the Higher Education and Research Bill. In my opinion there is an urgent need to oppose this disastrous Bill. The Convention for Higher Education has produced a summary of the many reasons for doing so. These include, quoting from the e-mail of… Continue reading Higher Education and Research Bill – what is it for?

Quantum secrets of photosynthesis at Summer Science Exhibition 2016

The Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition is always full of interest. The 2016 exhibition had some remarkable displays and demonstrations. Quantum secrets of photosynthesis was fascinating. I heard that energy transfer between chlorophyll molecules occurs more rapidly than can be explained by classical models, and that quantum superposition is required. I am not quite sure… Continue reading Quantum secrets of photosynthesis at Summer Science Exhibition 2016

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29 June | Graduation, University of Edinburgh

Graduation Ceremony for students from the School of Social and Political Science and the School of Physics and Astronomy. Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Congratulations to all graduates, especially Nicholas Garrick Allen, M.A.

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Birstall

Joseph Priestley, brave, honest, Yorkshire lad, Across the centuries accepts the trust placed in his memory. Grieving for a noble daughter, His statue guards these flowers.

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