Category Archives: Science policy

CDTs: where’s the evidence?

In 2008 the EPSRC decided to slash the number of PhD project studentships it funds by 33% and switched £300 million of its funding to Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) instead. Continue reading

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No fossil: an interview with Mike Benton

We are blessed with a really good paleontology department at Bristol University and it’s all housed in the really lovely Wills memorial building at the top of park street. I hardly ever have cause to go in there, but today … Continue reading

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There’s nothing funny about libel law says Dara O’Briain

Dara O’Briain is probably best known for endeavouring to keep Frankie Boyle on a leash on ‘mock the week’. But O’Briain is not just a mouthy bloke of the telly, it appears he also has an interest in free speech. I recently blogged in some detail about how … Continue reading

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