Catching Up With Peter Vickers
Next week we’ll be kicking off our new Lunchtime Talk series Featured Former Fellows! These online-only talks will occur throughout the year and reunite our Center community with past Fellows from around the globe.
Our first Featured Former Fellow will be Peter Vickers on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Peter was a postdoc Fellow at the Center in 2010-11 under then-Center Director John D. Norton. We sat down with Peter ahead of his talk to catch up with him.
1. Where are you now?
University of Durham, UK
2. What are you working on?
Just in the very final stages of completing a monograph entitled “Identifying Future-Proof Science.”
3. What is your favorite memory of The Center?
If I had to pick one: Probably February 2011, being grilled on my 5000 words by John Norton and the 2010-11 Fellows in the Center reading group. An experience I’ll never forget!
4. What would you say is your greatest non-professional achievement since leaving the Center?
Raising two kids, now aged 7 and 9. I also ran a 50 mile ultramarathon in the mountains of Wales, but that’s nothing compared with raising kids!
5. Best book/movie/tv you’ve read/seen this year?
TV: My Octopus Teacher
Fiction Book: “Normal People” (Sally Rooney)
Non-fiction book: “Other Minds” (Peter Godfrey-Smith)