Putting the Problem into the Work

Putting the Problem into the Work

‘Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’ Thomas Beckett wrote these seemingly out-of-character words in the opening to Worstward Ho and they’re frequently interpreted as a motivational mantra. You can get them printed...
How to Prepare for Your PhD Viva

How to Prepare for Your PhD Viva

In the Middle Ages, a student defending his thesis would hope to do so before a crowd – the greater the audience, the greater the glory. It would start civilly enough. Carefully crafted points would be met with equally clever counter points. Soon, however, the debate...
Is Indexing an Art or a Science?

Is Indexing an Art or a Science?

It’s easy to underestimate what goes into compiling an index. It involves incredible amounts of skill, knowledge and effort to do justice to the task. An index, after all, involves a special kind of writing, and furthermore demands a rigorous and methodical person,...