Tagged: honours

New Year’s Honours – Who is being recognised? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 15, 2017

Each year when the list of New Year’s Honours recipients is announced I eagerly look to see if any scientists and engineers are among the recipients. And usually I am disappointed to see a sparse representation. More often awards seem to go to sportspeople, politicians and business people, or at least that is the impression I get, particularly from the media. But is … Read More

How Important is a 1st Class Degree? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 09, 2013

Comments by leading scientist and science communicator Lord Robert Winston that he deliberately discriminates against job applicants with first class degrees have drawn some criticism in the British media. Talking to students at Clapton Girls Academy, Lord Winston is quoted as saying “I know scientists who are amazingly stupid.” He then went on to describe how “in my laboratory … Read More