An Engineer’s Guide to Cats

For many years now many of my brightest and best students have gone on to study Engineering, despite my best efforts to the contrary.
I consider an engineer to be a physicist who has lost his sense of wonder.

By the way, do you know where the term ‘civil engineer’ comes from?
Apparently it was to distinguish engineers who worked outside the military from those who worked inside it.
Thanks to The Guardian for the heads up on the video.


Engineers’ Week Family Fun Day

As an Applied Maths teacher I feel duty-bound to pass on the information that Engineer’s Week Family Fun Day is running all this week.

Personally I believe that Engineers’ Week Family Fun Day is right up there with military intelligence, airline food and accurate horoscopes as a wonderful example  of an oxymoron (religious education anyone?). And not because of the apparent contradiction between week and day either.