On her blog Erica mentioned the now (in)famous (in small circles) Dipsomania Dial - a celebration of joviality from 'Decent Chap' to 'Dead' (the party had a D and/or C theme). Here is the only photograph I have of it in full working order (thanks to a few people it sustained injuries caused by beer, cream and over-zealous handling).
Friday, 25 December 2009
It's been a year with a crazy number of Christmas parties. Unlike Erica I managed to make it to a good number of museum parties - 'the' museum party, PCU, workshop, life sciences and palaeontology. In addition there was a lunch for people on our floor, a meal with my relatives from Germany, the pantomime (Pamela Anderson and Brian Blessed), and the traditional Christmas Eve at the pub. Thankfully there is a break between now and New Year.
I work on projects related to technology and taxonomy at the Natural History Museum, and as an advisor for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. My interests are in entomology (stick insects, cockroaches and insect acoustics) and how technology can change the way research is done in biology and museums. Big fan of open access, open data and open hardware.
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