You may now call me ‘Doctor’

The rule is that nothing’s official until it’s been blogged about. Thus, in this spirit, I would like to announce that I am now Dr. Carruthers! This is despite having successfully defended the thesis at my Viva at the end of February with only minor corrections. But having now submitted those corrections, and now in…

1,557 days later…

There has been little activity on this blog for most of this year. The reason? I’ve been busy writing my PhD thesis! And now, finally, I have submitted it. Well, it was submitted a couple of weeks ago now; December 16th 2015 to be precise. That was 1,557 ± 7 days since I started my doctorate…

Flue stack

Edinburgh University fossil fuel divestment decision

Two days ago (12th May 2015) the University of Edinburgh concluded its review of fossil fuel divestment and published the report of the Fossil Fuels Review Group (report link). The accompanying press release summarised the decision as: In reaching its decision, the University does not see choices as limited to ‘no change’ or ‘pull out…

How is our Gradschool Conference Funded? [UPDATE]

This is a short update to the post How is our Gradschool Conference Funded?  At the time of writing that post, I didn’t have the 2014 data to hand. I’ve since been supplied it, so here is the data for 2014 (Fig. 1). This year, fewer Cuddly companies were contacted as a percentage of the…