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Limbo…

Small post to update on work/job hunting/general life progress. The interview I had for a research assistant post for UCL didn’t go so great, ended up blathering on about neuroscience when the postition was for a health psychologist but what the hay. Interviews are all good experience as people who have jobs keep telling me.

I’m up to my two brown eyeballs in balancing my part time jobs and life right now, hence the lack of blogging. Plus is so freaking warm right now in my uber insulated cheapo Uni accomodation that I feel like I’m melting if I sit still too long.. Slightly concerned that I STILL haven’t heard from the ethics department about my project being approved, also MORE concerned by the sudden news that my research project supervisor appears to be leaving!! Will know more about this tomorrow and will update y’all. I just want to get started and this is a potentially bad situation, if this puts us at any sort of disadvantage to the others in the group then I’m kicking up a fuss and I don’t care.

I’ve applied for four other jobs and am just waiting to hear/ not hear back about those. The deadlines are coming up for applications so should hear soon if I stand any chance. I almost applied for a PhD the other day but it was at a uni I’d never heard of so decided against it, yes I am an insitution snob so shoot me.I’m not settling for telling people I studied in ‘Oxford’ and neglecting to tell them I mean ‘Brookes’.. ha. You know what I mean though?

So it’s all a bit of a limbo time right now which is a small worry as I’ll need something more concrete soon as  I really don’t want to be homeless in September! More job hunting to be done this evening and tomorrow and then I’ll be posting again.

Want to do a post on something cool, like Blind Sight, or Aphasia. Will work on something soon promise.

O

p.s Upon reflection ComSci sounds a bit clunky, think it’s better as Scicom- science based comedy, like Romcom. Blergh. Imagine that Kathrine Heigl being all science-funny..in a film. Spew.

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OpEn YoUr EaRs aNd LiStEn! ComSci on the Radio!

My favourite source of information is the Radio. I can’t get enough of listening. And my newly named and invented genre what i just did make up this second ‘ComSci’ is my favouritist of things. Science meets comedy. I’m sure there’s a better merging of names to be found but it’s going to be Comsci for now. 🙂

I’d like to spend a few mins just recommending some brilliant, funny, and often very informative shows (by that I mean you may not learn facts and figures, but they will make you think!)

1) *New* The Infinite Monkey Cage. Why listen? Well ROBIN INCE! and sexy sexy science man Prof Brian Cox are the hosts, for one. And for another, they get some fantastic guest on board to discuss some mind bogglingly good shit each week 🙂

2) Genuis wacky creativity of the public, combined with the optimistic cynicism of Dave Gorman = Glorious.

3) Museum of Curiosity a brilliant show, with the sweet Jon Richardson taking over from Sean Lock, who replaced Bill Bailey as museum curator. Wonderfully interesting guests with genuine sincerity about thier donations to the museum. I always learn at least one new thing a week from this program. Best episode ever was one with Sir Terry Pratchet.

4) Science in Action – from BBC world service. Useful and playful look at the study mentioned in the Blind to Change blog post earlier.

Just type Science into Iplayer. Or browse around a bit you’ll find stuff. Some television programmes can be great too for this sort of thing, but have a tendency to be patronising, particularly if the involve richard hammond. I never find that with the radio shows.

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