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Bacon roll threesome plot a murder (Rousse)

QDX, CSX, GSX and I were so pally that we had taken to meeting for a bacon roll in Crombies each morning, then returning to bed together for a cosy lie-in. We also plotted a murder. Careful to protect ourselves, … Continue reading

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A kiss and a cuddle in the science museum (Rousse)

We returned to Northfield, Birmingham to visit S and NY and family, all crammed into our old two-bedroomed house. The neighbourhood was much smarter than in our day, largely due to the conversion of the former rat run into a … Continue reading

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Spaceship flies over Edinburgh and pensioners enjoy the Paris nightwear walk Pierrot-style (Rousse)

I was running very late when I bumped into MT near the Pleasance. I hadn’t seen him for over thirty years and had no idea that he was now working at the University of Edinburgh. I thought he was still … Continue reading

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How to flirt 1980s style (Rousse)

My expertise did not stretch to biomedical science, yet I was charged with delivering a lecture to the new first years. I won them over in the first few minutes with a couple of jokes, then kept their interest by … Continue reading

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MSc Data Science Research Methods (Rousse)

My idea for an MSc in data science research methods was not warmly welcomed. All I got in response to my proposal was a set of dismissive facial expressions, hand gestures and grunts.

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Simon Cowell champions women in science (Rousse)

It was all very well for so-called consultants and other well-wishers to advise me to share out the work, but everyone else was just so busy – and I couldn’t trust them to do the job properly anyway. Everything was … Continue reading

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Malcolm McLaren dons eye patch at degree show (Rousse)

Malcolm McLaren seemed somewhat out of place at a conference on women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, especially while wearing an eye patch. Then someone pointed out that this was a degree show and I accepted that this (perhaps) … Continue reading

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