Tag Archives: Don Braben

A letter to the Guardian

Don Braben is one of my heroes. He has a clear-headed but deeply-held belief, with which I agree, that the bureaucracy of modern science gets in the way of getting good science done, at a time when the world needs … Continue reading

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Impact: a modest revolt

I have discussed the bad effect of the government’s concentration on “impact” of research before; in fact I do keep coming back to it, and you are probably bored, so I won’t rehearse the arguments again. But this is important. … Continue reading

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REF dry run

What do you mean, why’s it got to be built? It’s a bypass. You’ve got to build bypasses. Mr Prosser’s words in Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy have much wider applicability. In particular, what do you mean, why does research … Continue reading

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