Professor Jeremy Midgley, of the newly-formed Department of Biological Sciences, will have his hands full at the December graduations.
On 13 December he will cap his daughter Amy, who is graduating with her BBusSci degree, and five days later he will hood another of his daughters, Danjelle, who is obtaining her LLB. Her previous degree was in music.
As is clear from their degrees, neither has so far shown any interest in following in their father's career footsteps in the life sciences. (He's based in the erstwhile Department of Botany.) But that may change soon.
Danjelle has decided to pursue a master's degree in environmental law, and is thinking of a career in being a prosecutor for the 'green scorpions', ie the Environmental Management Inspectorate. In turn, Amy will be doing a master's in resource economics, during which she will study methods to put a value on various environmental and biological resources.
"With a bit of luck, both will get to work with the environment, plants and animals," Midgley says.
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