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Review of the Big Bang Data Exhibition

I had the opportunity recently to attend the Big Bang data exhibition at Somerset house http://bigbangdata.somersethouse.org.uk/ in London. One of the catchphrases by which this exhibition advertises itself is ‘Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Explore how … Continue reading

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Provisioning the research environment for creativity – a research supervision pedagogy.

Photograph of Meadowview by Mimi Martini taken August 23rd 2009 downloaded from https://www.flickr.com/photos/38647394@N03/3989444492/ March 6th 2015 Pedagogy in research supervision is a relatively recent agenda. It is one of the many facets of the broader topic of pedagogy in Higher … Continue reading

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Creative Conversations about Conservation: an exhibition curated by Nicholas Smith

An exhibition review. One of the outcomes of encouraging researchers to embrace creativity (see previous blog) in their publications is that they do, and this can result in a range of creative events. This exhibition is one such event, where … Continue reading

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Nurturing creativity within the PhD

Creativity maintains an uncomfortable alliance within research. On the one hand definitions of research suggest that the process generates ‘new’ knowledge, while on the other hand, publication of research is imbued with traditions that sometimes discourage difference and creativity. The … Continue reading

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Arguing (philosophically) for something different in the dissertation

I have previously written about this topic. Recent events have made it timely to revisit those original thoughts. I have just completed a tour of three universities in the U.K. at which I have been presenting a cabaret on ‘what … Continue reading

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