Just a quick post to say we have been awarded the UCL Provost’s Award for Public Engagement 2017 in the established researcher category. Although the award is to me, I really see it as an acknowledgment of the success of the group as a whole. We should all award ourselves a firm pat on the back. Well done everyone, and very many thanks to Ruth Halliwell for nominating us for the prize.
Those of you who know Bloomsbury probably imagine I have a lovely view across one of the squares from my office window. Until recently, you would be right! UCL are building a new student hub (everything is a ‘hub’ these days) and had to have somewhere to house the workers. The solution? … a two storey stack of portacabins in a tunnel over the pavement.
Just to add to my joy, the staircase between levels is just by my window, so they have covered it in plastic…
It is scheduled to be like this until December 2018. No wonder I prefer being out surveying. Jarrod Burks, who many of you will remember from the course, was out surveying the other day.
Seems a bit too extreme for my liking!
You may wonder what this tale of woe has to do with geophysics and CAGG? UCL have put up a nice set of panels on the hoardings to advertise what the Institute does and to make the place slightly more inviting. I was really pleased to see…
Yay, fame at last! Sadly, the only caption near the image of our survey doesn’t mention CAGG, Verulamium or geophysics.
Oh well, never mind. Perhaps I should find a plastic holder for our CAGG postcards and leave a few there for the curious.
Local Hertfordians maybe interested to see the article on Batford in this week’s Herts Advertiser and compare that to my posting about the survey.
Merry Christmas everybody.
John Dent kindly sent a photograph of his birthday cake beautifully decorated with an icing GPR.
Which reminded me that I should wish everyone a happy festive season.
I doubt we will be doing any more geophysics until the New Year, but I have some older work to catch-up on so there may be the odd post or two.
Best wishes from Kris and Ellen.