Shovels, trowels, and… satellites? Interview with Francesc C. Conesa

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Cambridge and why? Network. After being in Cambridge for a while, you realise that the entire Oxbridge system (i.e. the University, the Colleges, the vibrant seminars and events, and much of the social life) focuses on enhancing academic networking. This phenomenon…

Scribes, blogs and cakes: Interview with Anna Judson

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Cambridge and why? Not a word, but an image – the view of Kings Chapel while walking along the Backs. It may be a bit of a cliché, but I never get tired of that view, even walking past it most…

On maps and mountains: An interview with Darryl Wilkinson

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Cambridge and why? Good question! I’m in a hugely privileged position here, insofar as I have a fellowship where I’m not bound to any other wider project, and I can pursue my own research entirely as I see fit. I have…

“Geo everything”: An interview with Ian Moffat

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Cambridge and why? ‘History’. While, of course, there is an abundance of beautiful historic buildings I feel particularly awed by all of the talented people that have previously passed through Cambridge. To walk the same streets and drink in the same…