Data: it is every where (Part 3(c): the #ucuRISING inflation update)

We have had another round of strike days over the last few weeks. The dispute between university staff across the UK and their employers rumbles on, in a period of high inflation. I therefore felt that it was time to update the plots in my previous blog posts regarding how much we are paid. First,Continue reading Data: it is every where (Part 3(c): the #ucuRISING inflation update)

Gravity: an unfinished historical detective story

I have described in the past how I received gravity meter D-154 back from a service and convinced myself that it was working. It has been used on a number of field trips since that time, and has not, until this year, shown any sign of giving the wrong answers. However, until this year, onContinue reading Gravity: an unfinished historical detective story

Data: it is every where (Part 3(b): the #UCUStrike bonus extra)

After two weeks back at work, we are back on strike for a week, as university staff get angrier and angrier, and senior management retire into their bunkers and pretend to each other that the problem will go away. So, I have time to revisit my previous post on how our pay has changed overContinue reading Data: it is every where (Part 3(b): the #UCUStrike bonus extra)

Data: it is everywhere (Part 3: the #UCUStrike edition)

Well, we are on strike again (see previous posts passim ad nauseam: here, here, and here, among others). The current wave of strikes are in two parts: the ongoing dispute over our pension scheme (affecting the pre-1992 universities) and a dispute over pay and working conditions (affecting all UK universities). The pensions dispute is extremelyContinue reading Data: it is everywhere (Part 3: the #UCUStrike edition)