Category Archives: News

The Miniature World of Spider Silk

Designers Godley & Peers just revealed a full length silk cape woven from the silk of the golden orb spider.  But how exactly does one go about getting silk from a spider?  Greene’s tutor, Catherine Offord, explains the miracle of spider silk.  Catherine is a Biologist specialising in animal behaviour; she gained her first degree [...]

Posted on: February 10th, 2012 | Categories: News, Science, Tutor Articles

Celebrating Charles Dickens’ Birthday

We should all celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens today: a great writer, a passionate reformer, and a ceaseless entertainer.  He is our Shakespeare of the novel, popular and prolific, comic and tragic, and his genius has as much delight in conceiving an Iago as an Imogen.  He is the poet of London and [...]

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 | Categories: Literary, News

What is ‘three-way IVF’?

Three-parent IVF has been the focus of discussion and debate in the media over the last several weeks. Greene’s Biology tutor, Catherine Offord, explains what three-parent IVF is, how it works, and the complex ethical issues that it raises. Catherine is a Biologist, specialising in animal behaviour.  She gained her first degree in Biological Sciences at [...]

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 | Categories: News, Science, Tutor Articles

Welcome to the Greene’s Blog

This is where you can find the latest news, updates, articles, and advice from Greene’s staff, tutors, and students. If you are a current Greene’s student or tutor who would like to contribute to the blog, e-mail Carla Neuss at

Posted on: January 26th, 2012 | Categories: News

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