Thursday, November 07, 2013

So long and thanks for all the sushi

Since xkcd has started posting cartoons about our time in Japan, it's obviously time to go public:
 
http://xkcd.com/1287/

We've been playing chess on a go board for over 12 years now (though unlike white in the above we did realise this a long time ago!), and have decided it's time to stop. We actually gave up on JAMSTEC about a year ago, 6 months after they effectively gave up on us and our research. More on that in another post. But we've been a bit busy since then, and this is pretty much the first chance we have had to leave.

So we have resigned from JAMSTEC and will be in the UK before Christmas. We are looking forward to doing do a bit of freestyle science over the coming months - jules has already been invited to a couple of workshops next year, so we will see how things pan out. If by some miracle, suitable paid opportunities appear in the future, we'd certainly consider them, but at this point we are looking forward to some blue skies research.
 
We are a bit sad to be leaving Japan,and particularly Kamakura where we've very much enjoyed living. But we are also excited about going to Britain!

9 comments:

William Connolley said...

Woo, how exciting. (One of) you could become the next James Lovelock.

Fergus Brown said...

or Margaret Atwood...
It's nice to think we may actually get the chance to have a pint somewhere with you...

James Annan said...

Well, I'm already half-way there, nominatively speaking. Although by that argument, I'm also half-way to being an ex Secretary-General of the UN. Whereas jules may have to satisfy herself with being a horse-prancer.

jules said...

Oh - can I have a horse then? :-) Great!

Paul S said...

Or halfway to being a key member of the judiciary. Good luck back in Blighty.

Nick Stokes said...

Wikipedia is always up to date.

Steve Bloom said...

Best of luck on the next phase!

Thanks for highlighting that graphic, BTW. Every Sunday I host a go club followed by a chess club, and this will come in handy (although those unfamiliar with both games may not get the joke).

EliRabett said...

Best

David Young said...

You also have my best wishes in your future endeavors which I am sure will be as estimable as your past ones. I assume the blog will continue!