Bayes Centre

Tricks of the trade: ‘how to do research’

This seminar is the second of two talks by Sir Alan Wilson FBA FRS, it is a seminar aimed at PhD students and early career researchers.

There are three parts: first, the basic principles for designing research projects; second, using ‘superconcepts’; and third, ‘tricks of the trade’, including ‘how to make £1M’ and ‘what we learn from the success of Leicester City in 2016’! Sir Alan Wilson FBA, FRS is Director, Special Projects at The Alan Turing Institute (where he was Chief Executive from October 2016 until September 2018). He is Executive Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute at the Nuffield Foundation and, until recently, was Chair of the Home Office Science Advisory Council. He was knighted in 2001 for services to higher education.


Coffee, tea and cakes will be available from half an hour before each talk!

There is no formal registration so arrive on time to avoid dissapointment. 

Feb 11 2020 -

Tricks of the trade: ‘how to do research’

The aim of this seminar is to stimulate ways of thinking ‘outside the box’ – how to explore the challenge of doing something new: being ambitious, beyond conservatism.

Room 5.10
Bayes Centre
47 Potterrow