I’m here at the opening keynote from the great Bill Melody (former director of the Centre for International Research on Communications and Information Technology) and he’s currently giving the academics a shakeup on the fact that academics have virtually no influence on government and commercial policy making, and he sees that as being a stupid and unfortunate waste of academic ability. He knows the system of academic pay and promotion are antithetic to academic involvement in decision making, but he feels this is something we need to change. I couldn’t agree more. Indeed it has been one of my constant frustrations with the academic community.
In any case, I’ve processed my pics from yesterday’s sojourn around the Colleges of Cambridge, with particular focus on King’s College. Enjoy!