David Price (@DavidPriceUCL )

David Price

Bio Professor of Mineral Physics and Vice-Provost (Research), UCL. Views all my own!
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iPhone : The Times, 10/8/19: Dominic Cummings has joked that civil servants should be purged.

Its now very clear that he was not joking. What were seeing is a blatant politicisation of the civil service by the Vote Leave cabal.

Putin & Erdogan would be proud of him.


iPhone : The latest article by Prof Alan Thompson, Pro Vice Provost (London) is now live. This month we look at how @UCL is supporting #London's business and economy sector in the wake of the #pandemic ucl.ac.uk/london/how-ucl…

iPhone : Tony Blair’s former chief of staff Jonathan Powell tells me he believes the civil service is being “scapegoated” by Boris Johnson & Dominic Cummings - and the risk is the UK’s system of government will in years to come resemble Poland’s or Hungary’s. Watch here: twitter.com/channel4news/s…

iPhone : This attack on our impartial civil service is completely unacceptable.
The more so because the hand behind it belongs to an unelected official who treats rules - & the rest of us - with contempt theguardian.com/politics/2020/…

iPhone : An enormous thank you to our volunteers who have now completely transcribed Box 63 of the Bentham Papers, containing Benthams writings on penal law and Law in General written c. 1775–80 👏

A special thanks is owed to Gill for her hard work on this material.

iPhone : “Does it matter if the national security adviser is politically appointed?”...

Yes ... the security of the nation cannot be determined by the pettiness and self-interest of political party interest. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-532275…

iPhone : Our Undergraduate Virtual Open Week has begun! Its running through to Friday (3 July) so register now to attend and find out what its like to study at Londons leading multidisciplinary university: bit.ly/UCL_UGVOW_20


iPhone : Cummings v the civil service: This looks very much like a rolling coup. Time to resist? Sounds overstated but it isn’t. It takes a long time to come back, think Hungary, think Poland.

iPhone : We are delighted to announce that Sarah de Gay, General Counsel of international law firm Slaughter and May, has joined UCL Faculty of Laws as Visiting Professor bit.ly/2VtSH7d

iPhone : Very scary when we start seeing purges of the capable but not necessarily compliant and see them replaced with the opposite. twitter.com/gavinesler/sta…

iPhone : #MolluscMonday Exquisite chessboard comprising sectioned Jurassic ammonites and jet (fossil wood), both collected from the vicinity of Whitby, North Yorkshire. Made between 1895 and 1899 by John Sherwood, the chessboard can be seen in the Whitby Museum.

iPhone : I’m old enough to remember Dominic Grieve, pre election, telling us there was no valid reason why @borisjohnson was refusing to release the Russia Report.

There still isn’t.

iPhone : If ⁦Michael Gove⁩ hadn’t cancelled ‘Building Schools For The Future’ ten years ago this wouldn’t be needed at all.

This investment isn’t about the future, it’s paying the price for a wasted opportunities in the past bbc.co.uk/news/education…