A very unusual PhD

  There is no such thing as an ordinary PhD because they make extraordinary, superhuman demands on the student and a really complicated relationship with the supervisor. I think some things about my latest PhD student illustrates quite how complicated that...
Being smart about lectures

Being smart about lectures

I won’t pretend that university is anything other than hard work. I have heard it likened to a gym membership where paying your monthly fee will not of itself get you fit. You have to put the work in to see the benefit. And if you don’t, it won’t help at all! Your...