Down with that sort of thing

While buying a round of tea in the Students’ Union this lunchtime, I noticed that the chap standing next to me was wearing a t-shirt which read: Students Against Lecture Strike Action – This makes no sense on a number of counts: There is no “Lecture Strike Action”, because teaching is proceeding as usual. If they’re referring to people with teaching duties, they should be aware that these are called “lecturers”. As an aside, if the students can’t distinguish between “lecturers” and “lectures”, we’re doing something seriously wrong. This industrial action is not limited to lecturers, but to all… Read More »Down with that sort of thing

Oh no, not again

See this? That’s where I work, that is. Fortunately, it’s not the building that I work in, but the building next door which holds the electronics half of the department. and I drove up to see where all the smoke was coming from before we actually knew any details. Looks like the School of Electronics and Computer Science has lost the entirety of its microchip and fibre optic fabrication facility, which was the leading such facility in a UK university. No details yet as to how the fire started, but there were at least sixteen appliances present, from as far… Read More »Oh no, not again