Biology and burns

When a potential new member of staff is contemplating joining Dunedin there are always two things that we warn them they must be prepared for;  they will have to don a wetsuit and jump into a freezing cold Highland burn when we go canyoning on the school residential;  there will be a blog post.  Surprisingly the freezing cold Highland burn seems never to a be a problem but a blog post!  No, please, not a blog post, anything but a blog post.  Well Amanda, take a deep breath, brace yourself, because here it is.  As it happens the burn is never as bad as you think it is going to be, and nor is this post.  All we really want to do is to wish you a big hearty Dunedin welcome as you don the Science and Biology mantle.  Now, about that wetsuit…