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Why we have code

Coding is an under-rated skill, even for non-programmers.
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The shifting balance of university power

The shifts in economic power are being mirrored in the university sector, both in education and research. It’s happened before.

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Hiring academics

Hiring anyone is always a risk, and hiring a new academic especially so given the nature of our contracts. So what’s the best way to approach it?

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Who invented meringue?

What the invention of complicated foods tells us about discovery, innovation, and university research funding.

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The (new) idea of a (21st century) university

What should the university of the 21st century look like? What are we preparing our students for, and how? And how should we decide what is the appropriate vision for modern universities?

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Why I don’t sign NDAs

Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are something I try not to sign, for various reasons. For one thing, they give a false sense of security; for another, they interfere with me doing my job.

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Inauguration

A couple of weeks ago I attended my professorial inauguration.

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The three academic stereotypes

You encounter a lot of different personalities in academia, but when you get right down to it they all seem to fall under three basic stereotypes.

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Computer scientists as university principals

I was surprised to discover a computer scientist as principal of a world-leading university the other day. I was even more surprised to discover that there have been several others.

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The first year

Today marks the first anniversary of my moving to St Andrews. What have I learned since then?

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