Monthly Archives: August 2010

Manpower – mp – a visceral unit

It’s that time of year when you look over last year’s handouts and try to think about what could go better next year. For my sins, I give five lectures in thermodynamics to Life Science students. The idea is to … Continue reading

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And yet the water flowed on….

As “Green Champion” I invited myself to a meeting about our Department’s water consumption last week. In the past no one seemed really to care about the issue, but last week we got no less four representatives of the College’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Lectures 2011

To my utter delight, the 2011 Christmas Lectures will be given by a dear friend, Mark Miodownik, the creator of the Materials Library at King’s College. Mark is an astonishing enthusiast for materials and engineering. He also has an astonishing … Continue reading

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A rude awakening for a Green Champion….

Ten days ago I was invited to a meeting of the “Green Champions”. At UCL, that is the rather toe-curlingly embarassing name given to a  person in a Department tasked with driving forward “the green agenda”. I was appointed to … Continue reading

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