Space, Big Data and Privacy

[As presented today at the Space Serving Humanity seminar, London Institute of Space Policy and Law and the UCL Space Domain] Technology moves very fast, sociology moves relatively slowly, and therefore it takes time to establish which questions are the most important to be answered in this era of change. Big Data and their relationship… Continue reading Space, Big Data and Privacy


Women in leadership courses – sexism and snake oil?

I've been on a large number of women's leadership courses. My first was in 1999. I still don't rule the world, so what's happened? Invariably I get sent spam invitations like this, to my university email address: In the middle of or embarking on a challenging role, restructure or project at work? Needing to thrive in… Continue reading Women in leadership courses – sexism and snake oil?

Part III – Assessing aptitude

So far in my series of three linked series of three posts we have addressed how to tell if someone has general ability, and how to tell if they are learning anything at all. This post will comment on how schools try to work out if a pupil has potential in an area of specialism directly related… Continue reading Part III – Assessing aptitude

Was 1980s UK education a man’s world?

My job is exciting at the best of times, but one particularly interesting thing happened this week. On Tuesday I found myself in the Institute archives looking at our collection of 250,000 past examination papers with our Special Collections Librarian, Nazlin Bhimani. We have been discussing what to do in research terms with this rather… Continue reading Was 1980s UK education a man’s world?