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"[L]et me remember this–that it is better to read a little and thoroughly, than cram a crude and undigested mass into my head, though it be great in quantity."

~ T.H. Huxley, Thoughts & Doings

In addition to his many well-known essays, treatises, and scientific writings, Thomas Henry Huxley penned an early diary he called Thoughts & Doings. Between 1840 and 1845, the teenaged philosopher and budding scientist recorded snippets of conversation, highlights of moral arguments, quotes from his favorite writers, and brief scientific hypotheses.

In a similar vein, Huxley College's Thoughts & Doings will offer snippets of conversation heard around our hallways; highlights of current environmental policy and research; quotes from students, staff, faculty, and alumni; and brief (or long) pieces on Huxley events at Western and beyond. We will also post images and videos of the goings-on here at Huxley, the oldest environmental college in the country.

So read on, and thoroughly if possible...