Until mid-morning everything has been going really well at the meeting at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Somehow, however, I was separated from the other panel members at the break. I was doomed to spend the rest of the day prowling the grounds hunting for my colleagues.
I was unsure as to whether or not the others had deliberately shaken me off. If this really was the case, I had no idea of the reason why. Perhaps they didn’t like my layered summer outfit, or objected to my wearing of a black bra that was clearly visible through a thin white linen shirt?