I am very excited today because I met Ben Goldacre at graduation! He is an intellectual rockstar- my hero! For once the statisticians in the department did something sensible and decided to give him an honouraray doctorate for his work in public understanding of science, particularly responsible journalism. He has a book and a regular Guardian column, both of which I recommend heartily if you are in possession of a brain. It is slightly amusing to me that our esteemed Chancellor (Baroness Greenfield) has recently been mauled by our new Honourary Doctor for her irresponsible and non-evidence based mumblings about social media. Ho-hum. Pity they didn't meet at some university luncheon and have a food fight.
Also at graduation Sandy and me got our Learning and Teaching Award and got our photie took. And lots of my little chickens graduated, all spruced up in their Sunday best. For non Scottish readers, I recommend the sight of kilts and graduation gowns. Most entertaining.