All ready for honours thesis submissions at the Department of Biological Sciences

This dramatic arrangement set up by the department admin signalled an important day for Life Sciences honours students – thesis submissions are due from the cohort. There are 35 environmental biology students subnitting thesis.
In my time, this was a New Year’s Eve ritual, and many of us share fond memories of this rite of passage.

Because I was handy on a Mac, I helped a few cohorts of my juniors typeset their thesis with Microsoft Word 5.1 on the Zoology department’s Mac IIcx. Table of Contents were generated with styles and embedded Excel tables meant the process and its may shortcuts was fast. The Mac Extended keyboard and its function keys were a boon.

And after more than two decades, the 2.5cm x 2.5xm x 3.5cm x 2.5cm, double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point reflex is still embdded in me.

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