Ground control to Dr. Tom

Congratulations on his newly minted PhD to Dr. Tom Houslay, who successfully defended his thesis during a viva yesterday! Many thanks to Drs. Alexei Maklakov and Andre Gilburn for the engaging and constructive viva.

Some pictures of the post-viva festivities courtesy of Lilly Herridge below.

Shortly after finishing the viva, Rosalind presented Tom with his PhD hat. This is a tradition Luc stole from his time in Switzerland: the new most senior PhD candidate makes a hat to honour the achievement of the labs most recently fledged member

Shortly after finishing the viva, Rosalind presented Tom with his PhD hat. This is a tradition Luc stole from his time in Switzerland: the new most senior PhD candidate makes a hat to honour the achievement of the labs most recently fledged member

 

Close-up of hat to reveal the details: the balloons represent a spermatophylax nuptial gift transferred from males to females during courtship.

Close-up of hat to reveal the details: the balloons represent a spermatophylax nuptial gift transferred from males to females during courtship.

Tom posing with Lilly (left) and Rosalind shortly after passing his viva.

Tom posing with Lilly (left) and Rosalind shortly after passing his viva.

Post-viva celebrations at the Tappit Hen in Dunblane. tom is accompanied by his wife Kirsty on his right, and his external examiner, Dr. Alexei Maklakov

Post-viva celebrations at the Tappit Hen in Dunblane. tom is accompanied by his wife Kirsty on his right, and his external examiner, Dr. Alexei Maklakov

Posted on April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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