Diary of an MW student – part 51 and a half


No sooner had I hinted that change was a-comin' to the MW dissertation process than an announcement precisely to that effect was made by the Institute at the beginning of this week. As was widely rumoured, there has been a significant alteration to the third part of the MW examination, in reaction to several years of disgruntlement from students, MWs, and pretty much anyone else who had anything to do with it.

While the official literature does not overtly mention the need to reform an exercise with which few were satisfied (the Institute's tone remains scrupulously neutral in all such...