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Interviewing students the Oxford way

You made it! You have an interview at the top university in the world! You will meet in person with several professors or other academic staff from two or three of the colleges. One of them might be the cloistered … Continue reading

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Science is problem solving: two crucial first steps

I have an extremely intelligent friend with a Ph.D. in something really fancy who raised his kids with a great deal of freedom. I’m sure he did this for a number of reasons, but one that he articulated early on … Continue reading

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A wise surgeon’s advice on how to approach a problem

They knew I was wide awake, having refused all but local anesthesia, but I like to think they forgot, what with my face all hidden under that paper tent. After all, at this outpatient orthopedic surgery ward declining the happy … Continue reading

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