Mark Downs, Chief Executive of the Society of Biology is our guest blogger, taking a look at some of the challenges of governance.
Governance is dull. Lots of bureaucracy and an administration overhead. Enough said? The strange thing is that it can become quite interesting if you’re not careful. That’s the situation I found myself in after just a few months in my new job as the CEO of the Society of Biology back in late 2009. It was a new organisation with completely new governance.
Sue Williams reports on this SDC London region event which took place in March 2014.
Richard Straughan, President of the SDC and a member of the London Region gave the Ismar Glasman Memorial lecture, entitled The Wonderful World of Colour.
Richard talked about how colour is very important, it constantly surrounds us and we use it in virtually every area of our lives, it is used to convey moods and individuality. Underground maps would be impossible to use without it. We use it for brand and product recognition. Colour allows us to know that a fruit is ripe.
Colour is used in symbolism such as hot colours like reds and oranges to evoke anger and strength whereas blues and greens can evoke calm moods and feelings of tranquility. Our association with colour has to be modified when you change cultures, in the West we relate black to a colour of mourning but in China it is white.
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