Tuesday, 8 June 2010


That’s the name of the grant review panel that, for the past 5 years, I have been going to three times each year (LCOM - Language and COMmunication). It’s a part of the National Institutes of Health in the USA. Yesterday was my last session as a ‘permanent’ committee member (it’s a fixed-term, after which you are gracefully retired off the committee). I’m going to miss it. I’m going to miss the science. I’m going to miss my committee colleagues. I’m going to miss their smart comments, their integrity, and their friendship. It was a privilege to work with them. It was a privilege to be considered one of them.