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Posts from ‘August, 2009’

Scotland, the USA and the Lockerbie Bomber: An example of forwards and backwards perspective on punishment

Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was originally convicted in 2001, when the court recommended he serve at least 20 years for the Lockerbie Bombing. He was released by Scottish authorities on 22nd August 2009 on compassionate grounds, as he has untreatable cancer and only months to live. I know little of the specific details of the case […]

Getting to grips with how you study

There‚Äôs plenty of good advice online about improving various aspects of your study technique. But to apply these ideas, you need to understand where you are starting from. Understanding how you study allows you to consider whether you could do it better and adapt your methods to changes. When I returned to university after a […]