Sunday, 31 October 2010

Breaking up London's Skyline

I wrote previously about the new developments going on in and around central London. Foremost among the new skyscrapers is The Shard, going up above London Bridge station.

Having travelled past the building work a few times in the last month I decided I should share my pictures of the ongoing development. At the moment it looks like a large block of concrete has appeared, like The Obelisk in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Monday, 11 October 2010

BANG for your Buck

 Some of my previous articles have argued why the Coalition Government should not cut science funding. Today I'm going to continue this theme, with a focus on value for money.

I am a postgraduate student, funded by a government grant through the EPSRC, and I am among the least expensive government employees in the country. A standard EPSRC stipend provides £13,590 per annum, though EngD students and London weightings can result in the actual amount being more.

£13k is nothing.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Science is Vital

If you are in London this weekend I strongly suggest you attend the Science is Vital Rally. It will be at 2PM outside the Treasury.

If you are wondering why science is so important see the Science is Vital website, Jennifer Rohn at the Guardian and Lily Asquith at the Guardian.

Science saves lives.