Monthly Archives: December 2009

accommodation for two visitors needed

Hi everybody,

two ladies studying at the university of Groningen, Netherlands, will be coming to Sheffield in January in order to attend the R statistics course. If you have/or know anybody who has one or two rooms available from the 17th till 27th of January, please contact me by email: or text message 0044/7772031835.

Many thanks and Happy New Year !


Fox and Duck from 5.30ish

Some of us are leaving at 5.30ish and heading to the Fox and Duck

If you want to help carry the presents please come to B54.

Its 20mins walk from Fox and Duck to the Fulwood Inn.

TAB Group Meeting – postponed until after Christmas Holidays

Hi all,

tomorrow’s meeting is now cancelled.


Christmas meal menu reminder


If like me you have forgotten what you are having the Christmas menu (and a pucture of the pub) is on this webpage

Santas sack is ready and pub suggestions

Hi All, 

Santas sack is in the B54 foyer waiting for all your lovely presents. Please stick them in there by 4.30pm Thurs ready to head to the pub. 

Anyone know which are good pubs on the way to the Fulwood Inn?

The choices are The Nottingham House, The Place, Fox and Duck, Oniells, Broomhill Tavern, The York and further past the Fulwood Inn the Ranmoor Inn

York sounds nice -its real ale

 The meal is at the Fulwood Inn – just off Fulwood Road and is booked for 8pm

Fulwood Inn, Ranmoor, Sheffield

1 Tapton Park Road
S10 3FG

Tel: 0114 2308692

Directions =

Two postdocs and a research assistant position: social networks and ecology/avian malaria

Dear Colleague


I would be very grateful if you could draw the following three posts to the attention of any likely candidates. In addition, there will a second postdoc position in the social networks grant from Autumn 2010 and a third from Autumn 2011; each of these will be for three years, and they will be advertised 5-6 months before the likely start dates.


Thanks and Best Wishes


Ben Sheldon




Prof. Ben Sheldon

Edward Grey Institute

Dept of Zoology

University of Oxford

(00 44) 01865 281069




Goodbye everyone!

Hi everyone from the Molecol lab,

I' d like to say goodbye to everyone, because I am leaving Sheffield tomorrow.
Actually I wanted to have little cake for you to say goodbye, but unfortunately
this is not possible anymore.My early departure was not the plan. A guy stole my
purse on a train on Friday. It contained, amongst other things, my ID card which
I need to leave England for Christmas. So I need to go the embassy in London to
get a temporary visa. I will be around on monday morning just for collecting some
stuff from the lab. If we don' t see us anymore, have a fantastic Christmas and a
happy new year! I enjoyed the time in this lab so much! Thanks for all your help
and friendlyness! I am sure I' ll be seeing you every now and then somewhere in the
department (or maybe in the pub ;)).

Cheers Kristina  :) 

RES Postgrad Forum


Just a reminder that this years Royal Entomological Society Postgrad Forum will be held at Sheffield on 3-4th February 2010.

The Royal Entomological Society Postgraduate Fora provide an opportunity for the discussion of current postgraduate entomological research. The Forum offers a friendly arena for students to present their work to their peers, either as a poster or a short talk, and receive some helpful feedback. Offers to present are invited from postgraduates within all research areas. Masters, PhD and undergraduate students are all welcome to present, bring your supervisors with you too.

Registration is now open, registration forms and further information can be found online at the RES student pages:                                            


Deadline for receipt of offers and registration is: MONDAY 4th JANUARY 2010

This year’s theme will be focused around careers outside academia and will feature invited speakers including:


DR RICHARD HANDLEY – Environment Agency


MYC RIGGULSFORD – Science Journalist and Communications Consultant

If you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact Toby Fountain –

TAB Group Meeting – Friday 18/12 11.30-1pm B52

The last one of the year! The Xmas meal is the night before, so I expect quite a few sore heads…;-)

BeadExpress Data Analysis presentation *now 10-12 B52*

Change of time

BeadExpress Data Analysis presentation *now 10-12 B52*