Academia Obscura

Author(s): Glen Wright


If you think academia is a prestigious place of serious, erudite professors... think again. Academia Obscura is a glimpse behind closed study doors- welcome to the eccentric and slightly unhinged world of academia... Leave your tweed jacket by the door. Step inside the ivory tower and let Glen Wright guide you on a journey through the weird, wonderful and often bizarre history of academe, from the very earliest in-jokes of medieval scribes.. Learn how one cat tricked some of the greatest minds into awarding it tenure, how Colonel Gaddafi co-authored a thesis and why some rats wear polyester trousers. This irreverent book filled with levitating frogs, defecating penguins and super-specific scientific research shows you the rather sillier side of scholarly life. Academics will never take themselves too seriously again. And neither will anyone else.


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Glen Wright is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) at SciencesPo university, Paris. He is working on improving the protection of the oceans. Glen is also a PhD candidate at the Australian National University. In his spare time, he runs Academia Obscura.

General Fields

  • : 9781783523412
  • : Cornerstone
  • : Unbound
  • : October 2017
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Glen Wright
  • : Hardback
  • : en
  • : 240