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The Future of Physics and Science
A few days ago the BBC carried a news item: science students have to work (much) harder (in terms of time) than arts students at university.
Student fees are starting to bite.
Not many jobs in the paper have "Physicist" in the title, even though many employers may well hire physicists in preference to other graduates to fill posts.
Yesterday I discovered that the University of Reading is closing its physics department - not enough students enrolling.
These things are not unconnected! Deja vu. As a former physics academic, I've seen it all before ... (in another country :-).
But it's not just physics that suffers: who's going to do all the hard environmental science then?
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