Thank you, young man for all your support. I will check your site, Origins, with gusto!
In passing, will wonders, never cease?
MacMaster University is celebrating the year of Darwin, and Astronomy, all year long in 2009, and has invited all manners of guests, all tops in their fields, of Astronomy, Biology, Cosmology etc. etc.
I have attended all the presentations, and will continue to do so, in the fall.
It's too bad, you are so far away, otherwise we could go out for Wings (Fried Chicken Wings, with hot sauce, a Pub staple here, in North America!) and a Beer, before the presentations. They are usually on Tuesday nights, at 1900 hrs. The first one in June was on Biology, and the last one, was on Cosmology. I do believe you would have really enjoyed any of the!
Thanks again for your input, and the invitation to your Origins group.
Are you perchance a lecturer or professor at Oxford? I was in England about a year ago working a dig and met lecturer Dr. Thomas Pickles from Oxford. I also worked with a current Ph.D student there; he's working on building archaeology.
I've heard of Robin Skeates, but my supervisor was Charlotte Roberts and I didn't really get to know many people in the Dept. Mostly since the pub everyone met at was too smoky for me. I completed my research in non-specific infection at the NHM in London, but never finished writing my dissertaion. I came back to the US and did a MS in Clinical Laboratory Science, since it is hard to get work as a Palaeopathologist, even WITH a PhD.
Thanks for the invite, it looks like an interesting group. I'm American, but I studied Archaeology in the UK (1999-2002). I completed an MSc in Osteology, Palaeopathology and Funerary Archaeology from the University of Bradford and worked on a PhD in Durham (never finished). The UK is a great place to do Bioarchaeology!