The Anatomy of a Grad Students Desk… Kaja

Pulvis et raginae (The Dust Queen) is a subspecies of Loessulum Fanaticus, The European Loess Enthusiast. Most of you, however, may be more familiar with the common name – The Kaja Fenn. The Kaja is not a native subspecies to UK shores, originating from the distant Polish coast. This specie has adapted to the local... Continue Reading →


The Anatomy of a Grad Students Desk… Frey

Frey Fyfe, a creature native to the coasts of East Devon, and previously misidentified as a Greater Horseshoe Bat, is here described as a subspecies of Vulcanoptera minor, the Lesser Spotted Volcanologist. While mostly active at night, the Frey can sometimes be seen emerging from their roost in time for mid-morning tea and coffee, and... Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of a Grad Students Desk… Rellie

Common name: Rellie Goddard Taxonomy: Subterra troglodytes (DPhil Structural Geology) Rellie Goddard is an underground creature, most often found listening to 90s music in the basement, while trying to make her rocks shiny. Like most creatures attracted to shiny things, the Rellie is also a scavenger. No food is safe around this post-grad, though any... Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of a Grad Students Desk… Matt

Common Name: Matt Brown Taxonomy: Atmosphericus progamiatus Passing the Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Physics (AOPP) building late at night, you may, if lucky, spy a wide-eyed inquisitive face, peering furtively into the sky from one of the high windows, the soft strains of pop punk music wafting in the quiet night. Don’t be alarmed, this is... Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of a Grad Students Desk… Brooke

Common Name: Brooke Johnson Taxonomy: Anthrolithicus maximus (DPhil Geology) Brooke Johnson, aka the Giant Northern Rock Fondler, can be found haunting places as remote and desolate as Australia’s Northern Territories and the North Yorkshire Coast. His dismal cry of “BLOODY HELL LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS NODULE” can be heard echoing around the landscape,... Continue Reading →

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