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Taking Science To The Public Is Addictive

Oct

14

 
Taking Science To The Public Is Addictive “Discussing science with the public - what would I say or do?” – is a wary but quite understandable reaction from many academics. These per...

Skylights, And Why I Hate The Rain.

Oct

13

 
When I moved into my student house I was so excited to have a skylight in my room. I imagined sprawling out on my bed, gazing up at the stars and working by moonlight for the next day at Uni. I have ...

acclimatising...

Oct

11

 
I have read,heard it been said,seen it on various movies and features and now experiencing it,,,The four day weather patterns of UK/Brighton.It is interesting how the weather can play games with on...

Are crops being devastated without neonicotinoid protection?

Oct

10

 
Response to article by Matt Ridley in the Times, 6 October. Note that the Times refused to publish a (shorter) response that I sent to them: To: letters@thetimes.co.uk Dear Sir, On 6 Octobe...

Ode to Tupperware

Oct

07

 
The tupperware box is the most important thing a student can own. Okay, I may be exaggerating, but it is currently 3am on a Tuesday morning and my lunches and dinners are prepared for the next few da...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 2

Sep

25

 
So, first week is drawing to a close and I would be a liar if I said I didn't want to make a voodoo doll out of Southern Rail. Between signalling problems, the suicidal and no where near enough carria...

Firsts- A Poem About Fresher's 2014

Sep

20

 
I've been at Sussex for a week now and it's been amazing But it's also been scary and full of changes, Because Fresher's Week is full of a whole load of firsts: Whether it's the first time you stay...

Confessions of a wannabe QC part 1

Sep

18

 
Ok, so it's day 2 here at Sussex... I'm not just lazy, I'm a postgrad and I live at home (back with the parents) so, there's less for me to do here- no moving in and buying posters and attending parti...

Free entry to Brighton Half Marathon with FREE personal training

Sep

18

 
Hello everyone, I'm a qualified personal trainer and I'm giving away a free entry to the Brighton Half Marathon (including some great media privileges) in February AND free training and support (wo...

Registeration!

Sep

18

 
Looking forward to being a student again, Registeration ahoy

Time of Your Life - First Days in the UK

Sep

17

 
So, now I'm finally here. After years and years of wishing to get a chance to study abroad, I finally arrived in England on a very sunny Sunday. I've been here for four days now, but it already feels...

Studying Abroad, Say What, I'm in England? - My Welcome Week 2014

Sep

17

 
Arriving at Sussex in the first few days is an experience that words don't exist to describe. Coming as an exchange student for the year, I wasn't overwhelmed by the size of the campus, but the closen...

Sectarianism and Other Concerns over Scottish Independence‏

Sep

16

 
As someone part of whose upbringing was in Scotland, I have kept a keen eye on the issues surrounding the independence referendum, much more so than the southern folk among whom I live. Part of my sch...

The long road begins, but remember this

Sep

13

 
"Adversity never breaks a good man, it fines him down like gold so he rises up a better man. You should never be afraid of adversity, it's what you do about it that counts. I've had my share. ...

New Kenya bill wants gays stoned in public

Sep

04

 
In the course of my data collection, I came across this issue where there is a bill seeking to have foreign gay people stoned to death in public in Kenya and it is is now before the National Assembly ...

What We Call Dirty by Olutoyosi Tokun

Sep

01

 
In the last couple of days I have been combing through popular blogs and online forums in Nigeria in search of representations of dirt, and it has been quite an experience. It has been interesting to ...

Interview with Voice of Russia on the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham

Aug

28

 
Interview with Voice of Russia on 27th August 2014: http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/news/2014_08_27/Theres-too-much-accommodation-to-ethnic-religious-minorities-in-the-UK-9125/

Between Prostitution and Polygyny in Africa: The Implication for Culture by John Olatunde Uwa

Aug

07

 
As a researcher and a cultural archivist sampling perception and conceptions of dirt in Africa, I have had the opportunity of engaging a number of individuals on topical issues that revolve around &ls...

Rags!! By Ann Kirori

Jul

17

 
RAGS!! Once upon a time there was a man who was publicly offending a village elder:- You’re an atheist! You’re drinker! Almost a thief! you are useless!The village elder just smiled in re...

Launch of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) on the environmental impacts of systemic pesticides

Jun

27

 
On Tuesday this week I was in Brussels, for a press conference to launch a major series of scientific publications on the impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on the environment. On the same day, pre...