It was the Kate Stone incident which roused me from a brief period of hibernation last December.
Kate, a Cambridge University academic and a woman who used to be a man, was gored by a stag near Fort William, in a "one in a million" incident. Kate is on the board of an organisation called the Lifeboat Foundation, which is "dedicated to encouraging scientific advancements whilst helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of increasingly powerful technologies, including genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and Robotics/ Al as we move towards the singularity". They seem to be interested in space colonisation and the creation of a Nanoshield too, and are actively seeking donations. (An alle-gory). My allegoric thought process in the post revolved around stags being known both as "monarchs" and as "beasts".
As noted therein, Prince William is currently studying a short, bespoke course in "agriculture" at Cambridge University, of which few details have been released for public consumption.
Yesterday we dissected another unfortunate incident concerning a Cambridge "academic" - a Dr. Peter Lawrence. Apparently the poor doctor fell over a roadworks "safety" sign in Downing Street (not the famous one), hurting his legs and blackening his eye in the process. "Mindless cattle excrement" was allegedly his choice of phrase on review of the matter. One can only imagine that the story made the mail on line because of Dr. Lawrence's fame as a writer, he produced a book called The Making of a Fly, which appears to break down the construction and genetics of the Drosophila genus, commonly known as "fruit flies". wiki
The term Drosophila means dew-loving.
Another matter regarding the book worth noting, and reflecting on deeply given global financial markets, is the Amazon algorithmic incident. Apparently, on line booksellers use algorithms to calculate prices, and at one point two out of control software packages became embroiled in a war, the price of a new copy of the book rising to an astonishing $23,698,655.93. here