The Replication Crisis

On Wednesday evening last week the psychology department hosted a guest lecture by Professor David Shanks from UCL titled “The Replication Crisis in Psychology”. As the title suggests, the lecture discussed the issues around the lack of replication, and the inability to replicate a number of experiments in the area of psychology. Replication should be […]

Eight things [a] successful[ish] PhD student [kind of does]

  Today a Guardian article titled “5 things that PhD students refuse to do” has been shared widely on social media. While there were good bits, I thought it was, on the whole, a load of rubbish and included some pretty bad advice. Part of my issue with the article is that the author, Isaiah […]

Harry Holkham and the Half Blood Prince

I caught Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince when it showed on TV and I felt rather envious of Harry Potter. My envy was because Mr Potter was not having a problem that I routinely have (and not because of the $15 billion brand, place at Hogwarts and ability to defeat evil). He is […]

A Virtual Hoarder?

A Virtual Hoarder?

I came on to blog about something else, and in the process I came across a blog written by Regan about a virtual clear out, it got me thinking – am I a virtual hoarder? I started typing a comment, but when it came out this long (and over the character limit) I decided to post it […]

Mountain Leader

Mountain Leader

Outside of work I enjoy climbing and mountaineering and I’m an active member of the University of Leicester Mountaineering Club. Following some of the well documented “epics” of the last academic year I decided to go on a formal training course. With some financial support provided by the James Brownhill Memorial Trust (for which I […]

My stint in Parliament

My stint in Parliament

  I am in the process of moving all my belongings back to Leicester after spending three months doing a placement in the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology provides independent scientific advice to both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. I was spending three […]

Frederick Sanger

Frederick Sanger

When I return home my first instinct is to check facebook, today was no different. Between the usual photos, buzz feed links and bit strips was a status that caught my eye, it was a friend saying he was sad to hear the news of the death of Frederick Sanger. Frederick Sanger was a member […]

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