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Richard Sear commented on a post on Blogger.
Thanks for the post, and for the link to that corker of an Spectator article. League tables are crude and the data analysis in them is dodgey (no error bars(!) which is a bit of a sin in my book), but indeed pretty much anything is better than just dividing Unis into members and non-members of a club. So I agree that article made me see league tables in  a better light.

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Richard Sear commented on a post on Blogger.
I clicked on a similar link from Labour and they too started spamming me but their unsubscribe actaually works. Kind of sums them up Labour are demonstrably better but still could be a lot better.

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Richard Sear commented on a post on Blogger.
Nice use of 'genre-crossing'. We should it use more, in grant proposals, titles of workshops, ...

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Richard Sear commented on a post on Blogger.
It is #princessbridescience  and it is pretty good but maybe you should see the film first. The idea is take one of the great quotes from the movie and change a couple of words to make i work in the context of what a scientist might say. Still if #starwarsscience kicks off you are already all set, e..g, 'These are not the results you are looking for'.

PS I have not seen a Clockwork Orange either.

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Richard Sear commented on a post on Blogger.
Slightly envious of the free beer, and shame I missed the celebration. Probably appropriate that the 1,000 applicants celebration and FameLab were back-to-back. The two things may be linked.

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I agree, although I guess it is kind of up to us to teach courses and set exams that kind of require that students retain key bits from earlier bits of the course. Modular systems make doing this harder. Also, as someone who has helped you move house, I don't think you can blame keeping lots of textbooks on Oxford's then non-modular degree structure ;).

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Firenze is lovely, although lots of tourists. Try the Duomo and one of the two big galleries, either Academia (where David is) or the other one.
PS The link to the INPC seems to be the song, unless Mr Money has hacked the INPC website
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