Monday, 6 April 2015

just for the record

1.
The academic recently went through the Universities promotion review.

2.
A personal chair is awarded specifically to an individual in recognition of their high levels of achievements and standing in their particular area or discipline.

3.
The concept of an academic chair originated with the medieval church. 
Teaching was said to take place ex cathedra (from the chair), because each bishop had a throne (cathedra) in his principal church. 

4.
Appropriate celebrations include cake.




to J - the newly appointed Professor of Cancer Genetics.
I am immensely proud of you.



with thanks to Alice for the use of the blog title, and the inspiration for the style of this post.


31 comments:

  1. Congratulations to J! As a failed academic married to a thankfully more successful one, I appreciate what an amazing achievement this is. Particularly in the current days where science is so terribly competitive. Well done. xx

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  2. Many congratulations to J on such a wonderful achievement. Can feel your pride leaping off the page! (Great cake too!) X

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  3. Sending congratulations to J for a wonderful and amazing achievement. So happy for you all. And loved the cake with its academic chair :)
    Helen xox

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  4. WOW! Huge Congratulations to you and J -- and what a perfect cake!

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  5. What an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations!
    The cake is perfect.

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  6. Wow, many congratualtions. I am sure that there has been a lot of hard work over many years to reach that recognition. You sound rightly proud. I love the celebratory cake :)

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  7. heartiest congratulations!! what a fabulous cake! :)

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  8. Oh wow. What stupendous news. CONGRATULATIONS. How fabulous!

    Hey. I feel the urge for a bit of Tess action. Hope we meet this year x

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  9. Congratulations to the new chair!!! Fabulous cake!!! xx

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  10. Many congratulations.
    Leanne xx

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    1. thank you Leanne I will pass on the congratulations x

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  11. This is wonderful news! Many congratulations to J for this recognition of his work and to you for supporting his academic career.

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  12. Congratulations J, what an amazing achievement. Love the cake, especially the cleverly designed chair. CJ xx

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  13. Very well done, J. It sounds like a fascinating field too. Enjoy the delicious looking cake. x

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    1. thank you I will pass on the congrats. It was very tasty cake, and didn't last long.... x

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  14. Congratulations to J, very well done.

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  15. Congratulations to J. Love the "academic cake" with the chair.

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  16. Congratulations J! A well-deserved cake.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. Congrats to him, and best celebration cake ever!

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  18. Congratulations for J and for the power house behind this achievement, namely you Tess. Team work is so undervalued but just look what can be achieved. Especially nice cake!!

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    1. Thank you Sara x (it was very tasty cake and didn't last long....)

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  19. Congratulations! I think the chair on the cake looks so cool, but not likely to stand up to much wear!

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  20. that is an absolutely incredible achievement, such huge congratulations to J, and an inspired cake to celebrate. x

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  21. Professor of Cancer Genetics, I am in awe of the title, never mind the work that must be required to get there. And, what a nice chair you made. Well done to you both x

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  22. Many congratulations and what an amazing cake.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Many congratulations and what an amazing cake.

    All the best Jan

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    1. thank you, it was tasty cake too xxx

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  24. Oh, I missed this, EXCELLENT WORK! In every possible meaning of the words. xx

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  25. Huge congratulations, you must all of you be very proud, and what a great way to celebrate!

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  26. A bit late but I really did want to congratulate J. I know how much hard work and dedication that takes. In a previous academic existence I too worked in cancer genetics and still love to hear about it. I think your cake looks fab fab (was it rhubarb and orange underneath?) xx

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