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Not merely good, but..

It is well known that I rarely blow my own trumpet, in fact it’s seldom that anyone notices I have a trumpet in the first place (that’s not a euphemism, by the way, it’s a Blackadder joke). In this case, however, I feel justified.

A week or two ago, HM Government published ‘Creative Britain: New Talents for the New Economy’. Not a document widely read outside of the halls of academia, the bastions of industry, the boardrooms of the broadsheet press, and the fetid swamps of anyone wanting to suggest that the creative industries aren’t worth the money spent on them (see any article in the Daily Mail that starts with ‘my kid can paint as well as Jasper Johns’).

Anyway. There, on page 33, a case study on the AHRC’s Knowledge Catalyst Scheme:

Recent success stories in innovation include a partnership between the University of the West of England and..

‘ahem’. That’s me, that is. Mentioned in a Government Report. Called a ’success story in innovation’. And then, while digging through the AHRC’s website for the guidance notes for applying for research funding next year, I found their press release on the plan:

The following AHRC Knowledge Transfer activities are cited in the document:

* Enabling microenterprises to benefit from world-class quality university research through our Knowledge Catalyst programme;

I am now World Class.

*As such, this blog shall shortly be changing it’s name to ‘world-class things’, and only covering such subjects that are considered as exemplars of world-classness. Honest.


2 comments for “Not merely good, but..”

  1. I give it a week before the Dean realises and starts claiming the credit for your work. He’s got form.

    Posted by mongo | March 14, 2008, 10:56 pm
  2. humm…. Do mid-morning chats about Montauk and the philadelphia experiment really count as world-class university research? wow! :)

    Posted by Jon | March 18, 2008, 1:16 pm

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