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‘Life depends on science but the arts make it worth living’

Posted in Life, research with tags , , on 17 March 2011 by Steve

“Scientist claims true fulfilment is achievable only through the humanities. the arts and humanities are ‘superior’ to science, a top cardiologist has argued. John Martin, director of University College London’s Centre for Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine, has 53 patents, 20 staff and has founded a biotechnology company …” (more)

[Rebecca Attwood, Times Higher Education, 17 March]


Minister concerned at course drop-out rates

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 11 August 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Science Batt O’Keeffe has expressed renewed concern about the large number of university students dropping out of science and technology courses. ‘We are trying to bring in a far more practical aspect to the sciences and technology’, he said, adding that innovations were already under way in the maths curriculum …” (more)

[Kitty Holland, Irish Times, 11 August]