Quote van de dag

Het is jammer dat [Sarah] Palin allergisch is voor kennis, anders had iemand haar het boek Black Rage (1968) cadeau moeten doen. Dan had ze misschien geleerd de drijfveren van Black Lives Matter beter op waarde weten te schatten.

Uit: de necrologie van William Henry Grier (7 februari 1926 – 3 september 2015) door Hassan Bahara, De Groene Amsterdammer, 17 september 2015.  Spot on.

Conference(, no skiing this) time

Ox, is that you?!

Just before my Indonesian adventure took off, I got to present my Tus work to an audience of DNA replication specialists. The thought of going to Egham did not particularly excite me – as google maps quickly taught me the town was situated practically on top of Heathrow’s runways. However, England would not be England were it not that even these kerosene fume filled outskirts of London somehow still have the air of being a Harry Potter movie set. Egham turned out to be home to the Royal Holloway University of London. Never heard of the place, even though it seemed to want to compete with Oxbridge in appearance. Besides this, Windsor Castle turned out to be around the corner and, more importantly: Great Windsor park.

The gang.

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