At the end of a recent meeting, my supervisor and I started nerding out about research and what it really… Read more On why I do what I do.
One of the most frustrating aspects of doing a PhD is that more often than not, no one else really… Read more Life’s frustrations!
It is once again that time of year when, after a solid few weeks of peace, university campus returns to… Read more Summer updates: trips and summer schools.
A lot has happened since I last wrote. It is now August (…AUGUST!?) and the department is eeriely quiet, now… Read more Perks of a PhD life: seeing the world!
I hate exams. Unqestionably, I am not the only student to hold this opinion. Exams have the power to make… Read more About keeping sane during exam season.
Title shamelessly stolen from a Matt Haig tweet, https://twitter.com/matthaig1/status/825863215003336704. I will not hide the blatant fact that I have been… Read more The only thing worse than 2016 is that it was followed by 1984.
It has been an odd few months for me. In terms of PhD life, it has been a challenge to… Read more New year, old me.
Time flies when you’re having fun. Three weeks ago, for the first time of many to come, I took a… Read more New Beginnings: I’m a PhD student!
For most people, the Morse Code is something of an enigmatic historical artefact, today scoring a bit fat zero… Read more On the Electromagnetic Telegraph and Morse Code
1st September: the first day of meteorological autumn, which lasts for three months exactly, ending on the 30th November. Having… Read more Start of Meteorological Autumn