Academia Obscura – something silly for a Monday afternoon


Academia Obscura is proof that the university life isn’t all stuffiness, elbow patches and greying old men. Researcher (and procrastinating PhD student) Glen Wright takes an irreverent look inside the ivory tower, uncovering the amusing and often bizarre world within. Cats and dogs writing scientific papers, real life nutty professors, and some super-specific scientific research that might just change your life. Academia Obscura takes the reader on a unique journey through the groves of academe. Starting with the earliest in-jokes of medieval scribes, the book exposes Easter eggs buried in peer-reviewed papers, guides the reader through the art and science of academic publishing and conferences, and finds that occasionally the mad scientist stereotype is pretty spot on. Academics will never take themselves too seriously again. Neither will anyone else.” –

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