Down the rabbit hole

It has been just over a year since I submitted my PhD, and it has certainly been eventful. Arriving at the end of my three years in Cambridge without the prospect of academic employment, my immediate response was to hyperventilate. Having hyperventilated, I then wallowed in self-imposed misery for awhile before embarking on the almost-full-time occupation of job applications. … More Down the rabbit hole

History of Medicine at #BSHS15

Last week I, along with a number of postgraduates and research staff from Leeds HPS, attended the annual conference of the British Society for the History of Science at the University of Swansea. There were many excellent papers, including Ageliki Lefkaditou’s work on the relationship between biology, culture, and ancestry in Greece during the post-genomic era.  @hpsleed‘s Greg Radick … More History of Medicine at #BSHS15

‘Thank you for your application.’

‘Thank you for your application…. The selection committee was very impressed by your skills and list of publications. However…. We wish you every success with future applications.’ Sadly, for most aspiring Early Career Researchers, this is all too familiar. After another six-hour round trip to a prestigious university town for another stressful (and ultimately unsuccessful) … More ‘Thank you for your application.’