Thrust reactivation

It will come as quite a surprise to most of you to hear that this is my last day in South Africa. A couple of months ago, I was offered a Marie Curie post-doc at the University of Edinburgh, and tonight I’m boarding a plane back to the UK – this time to stay. Well, for a couple of years at least.
To be honest, I don’t think it’s sunk in yet that I’m leaving. Once my head has got round it all, I’ll probably be in a mood more conducive to telling you about my new research, the wheres and whyfores of my move, and some reflections on what I have got, personally and professionally, from my two years in South Africa.

Categories: academic life, bloggery

Comments (17)

  1. Harold Asmis says:

    Good God! We have all these geologists complaining they can’t get a job, and then there’s you, with a job every other day! I can now tell my wife that just because I blog, it doesn’t make me unemployable.
    Good luck, and Thrust Reactivation is my turf! :)

  2. BrianR says:

    Chris … good luck with the move, I look forward to hearing about the new position and research.

  3. Silver Fox says:

    Does this mean you will be autochthonous?

  4. ScienceWoman says:

    Congraultaions Chris! We look forward to hearing about the classic geology of Scotland.

  5. Kim says:

    I vote for “moderately parautochthonous,” if only so that ScienceBlog readers will have to learn some more geology jargon.
    Congrats on the new post-doc, and good luck with the move!

  6. Congratulations on the new position, Chris! Good luck and I can’t wait to read your posts from the UK!

  7. hypocentre says:

    Congratulations, and welcome back to blighty.

  8. Julia says:

    Yay! Back to the land of pies and ale. Although I suppose it’s technically the land of haggis and whiskey… Safe flight.

  9. Good flight and good luck in your new position!

  10. Katie says:

    Congratulations! I’m wishing you every happiness in your new spot.

  11. MJC rocks says:

    Good luck and congratulations. I loved my one visit to Edinburgh, even though I was a simple tourist, and in the tourist areas (well, except for the climb up Salsbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat; couldn’t miss Hutton’s stomping grounds).
    Best wishes!

  12. Stefan says:

    Good luck in Scotland!

  13. Zuska says:

    Safe travels, and good luck with the new job! I hope you will be happy there!

  14. Eric says:

    Rock that paleomag…GUINESS STYLE!

  15. christie says:

    bye chris! best of luck to you. glad we met while you were here. See you again I’m sure… AGU? christie

  16. Kevin Z says:

    Good luck with the new digs Chris! Always exciting to make new changes. Looking forward to hearing more and I hope your move goes smoothly.