New job at CUP

Last Monday I started my new job as a maths editor at Cambridge University Press. Roughly my job entails keeping up with trends in maths, bringing in new books to publish, and following them through production. It’s a bit of a change from research, but it’s nice to have found a job where I can use my maths knowledge to a useful (and non-evil) end. My colleagues are all very friendly, and so far CUP seems like a great place to work.

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Lewis and Zoe’s wedding

My friends Lewis Wood and Zoe Portnell got married yesterday in the Pantheon temple at Stourhead gardens. I was lucky enough to be involved in the day’s proceedings, as they very kindly asked me to be one of the ushers.

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Race reports for Spring 2016

Here’s a report on some races I took part in this Spring: the Eastleigh 10k on March 20th, the Pen Selwood Tough 10k a fortnight later, the Southampton half marathon on April 24th, and the Endure 24 hour relay on the 11th—12th of June.

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Dr Harris

A quick note to say that I am now a doctor (and have been since 3pm-ish on Wednesday 9 September). You can read my thesis here. The examiners were Marco Schlichting from Warwick and Peter Kropholler from Southampton. The viva lasted about an hour and a half and I was given no official corrections (though there were a few typos to fix). In the evening we had dinner in a Thai restaurant, then went to the Butcher’s Hook for some celebratory beers. It’s weird being a doctor. I thought I’d feel cleverer by now.

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