I have just realised why they call him PROFESSOR Brian Cox

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blush

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

RJnomore1 Mon 11-Jul-16 23:05:49

I know this is an old thread but:

He is NOT called professor because he has a PhD. That would be Doctor.

Professor is an appointment not a degree.

embo1 Mon 11-Jul-16 23:00:34

Rev Green

Imalwaysright Thu 04-Feb-16 16:50:48

Brian cox is not called PROFESSOR Brian cox becuase there is another brian cox. he is called Prof. Brian cox because he has a Phd in high-energy particle physics at the University of Manchester

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

"a melon doesn't bounce"

PMSL literally

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

thedoctrine - ahh thanks!

I think Gia was actually the better sport. grin

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.

Gee thanks <accepts flowers>

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

Thanks for being a sport Freddie thanks

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freddie

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

have a glass of wine

perhaps this will become common useage a 'freddieism'

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

those YouTube clips are priceless.

let the thread stay forevergrin

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!

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

grin

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

blush grin

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.

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.

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

Congrats to MrJamais!

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.)

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

trills that is brilliant! About Sunshine.

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