Category Archives: maybe politics

dangerous stuff?

Election

Simon and Garfunkel sang, May, she will stay [but will she?] June, she’ll change her tune August, die she must In the same vein, John Wyndham, in The Chrysalids, wrote the obituary for her defunct parrot Strong’n’Stable: Soon, they’ll obtain … Continue reading

Posted in maybe politics | Tagged | Leave a comment

A crossword clue

In London this week for an LTCC committee meeting, I picked up my copy of the Oxford University alumni magazine, Oxford Today. On the cover was a photograph of the 27th Oxford graduate to be Prime Minister of the United … Continue reading

Posted in maybe politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bad news from Leicester

Last week the news came round that the University of Leicester is forcing most of the mathematics departments to resign their posts and re-apply for them, with a quarter of them to be made redundant and many of the rest … Continue reading

Posted in maybe politics | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Stern review

Last week saw the publication of the Stern review into research assessments in the UK. The only report I saw in the media was on the BBC, here. This suggested that the report said that universities should put more effort … Continue reading

Posted in maybe politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

In or out?

I don’t usually do politics. But the standard of debate in the recent elections and the current referendum campaign has driven me to protest. I will stick to the referendum; enough has been said about the divisive campaign run by … Continue reading

Posted in maybe politics | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

LMS SGM, 2

This afternoon I was at the LMS SGM, convened to debate the motion that the LMS council be instructed to reverse the closure of the Journal of Computation and Mathematics. The motion was lost by 158 against to 131 for, … Continue reading

Posted in maybe politics | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Farewell CAUL

CAUL (Centro de Álgebra da Universidade de Lisboa) is no more. Its many links from web pages all over the world no longer lead anywhere. As I understand it, the Universidade de Lisboa have decided that the building is much … Continue reading

Posted in maybe politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment