I have just realised why they call him PROFESSOR Brian Cox

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Yes I am that thick. There's another one blush and he's old and doesn't play keyboards.

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Thu 14-Feb-13 08:54:27

Yeah, I know one who is a similar age to MrGia - and he's had a second career strand for years and years too.

But there are professors specifically of scientific communication Etc - Richard Dawkins was Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science for years.

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Thu 14-Feb-13 09:16:12

GiaGia thanks for being in the thread, and a bloody good sport. When will he be back on campus and does he for open lectures? I'd definitely attend! (Doesn't study physics, but does study history and proudly totes a purple bag with his name on it, available from the library for a mere £3!)

foslady Thu 14-Feb-13 10:16:03

Don't know if GiaGia is still about, but if you are, have you seen I fucking Love Science on Facebooks valentines post - great drawing of Mr GiaGia in amongst some of the other scientists with a valentines message!

ToomuchWaternotWine Thu 14-Feb-13 15:48:17

trills that is brilliant! About Sunshine.

LaQueen Thu 14-Feb-13 18:37:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

jamaisjedors Thu 14-Feb-13 19:09:04

lljk my DH is a professor (just qualified last week proud). He is 45. I work at a university and know of several professors younger than him.

PhD's etc. tend to take fewer years for scientists (3 rather than 4-5 for "literary" subjects.)

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Thu 14-Feb-13 19:19:42

Congrats to MrJamais!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Feb-13 16:08:02

Hello. We're going to move this thread to Science and Nature Club at TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub's the OP's request.

LineRunner Fri 15-Feb-13 16:10:27

I am verey pleased that there is a Science and Nature Club, and that Gia is now an early contributor.

Oh my goodness. This thread is going to haunt me hang around forever like a bad smell

blush grin

Ponders Fri 15-Feb-13 16:45:50


Ponders Fri 15-Feb-13 16:55:55

"you would have to be a complete twat" at 1.25

makes me LOL every time

also this one

"all we knew was that it was red" at 0.30

he is v v v entertaining!

soaccidentprone Fri 15-Feb-13 17:31:58

those YouTube clips are priceless.

let the thread stay forevergrin

soaccidentprone Fri 15-Feb-13 17:34:31


you are infamous (and a good sport despite some mild ribbing)

have a glass of wine

perhaps this will become common useage a 'freddieism'

grin well it was harmless and not meant maliciously grin and yes, I am thick and not a Professor

I'd like to see Gia on for a webchat

GrimmaTheNome Fri 15-Feb-13 17:54:23

Being moved to Science&Nature is so much classier than mere Classics

Well, obviously Grimma, mere Classics is so passe and last year.

MavisGrind Fri 15-Feb-13 18:11:49

Good thread move freddie Glad to see it alive, well and it would seem immortal <rubs it in>.

I have had to demote myself. The expectation was too great and someone called me professor on another thread and it didn't seem right. smile

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Fri 15-Feb-13 18:14:11

Thanks for being a sport Freddie thanks

Gee thanks <accepts flowers>

NicholasTeakozy Fri 15-Feb-13 19:48:18

Have some ex-presidential thanks from me too freddie. It's a very entertaining thread.

Gia, do please come on MN for a webchat.

I think Gia was actually the better sport. grin

jamaisjedors Sat 16-Feb-13 08:49:17

thedoctrine - ahh thanks!

"a melon doesn't bounce"

PMSL literally

Did you spot the stormtrooper at the side of the road, Freddie?

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