Thursday, December 14, 2006

Peer review

Tuesday 12th was PhD graduation day, so that eight-year chapter of my life is finally closed. Got to shake hands with Lord Owen, Chancellor of the university and former Foreign Secretary – the first time I've had the chance to meet and greet with a Peer of the Realm. Nice chap. The Honorary Graduand was Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys FRS, inventor of genetic fingerprinting and saviour of TV cop show script-writers. He gave a very good speech, actually. Anyone who accidentally manufactures HCN gas with their home chemistry set at age 12 is alright in my book!

Thanks Bryn for taking the picture.

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