Boaty McBoatface, Bligh and the Beagle

NERC's new flagship awaiting its name (c) NERC (modified in good humour without permission by me)

On 17 March NERC, the Natural Environment Research Council opened an online ┬ácompetition and poll to name their latest, state of the art research vessel that will ply polar waters carrying 90 researchers to the Arctic and Antarctic, hashtag #nameourship. The newspapers and online media are full of risible delight that the current frontrunner is… Continue reading Boaty McBoatface, Bligh and the Beagle