This years IOP magnetism techniques workshop for postgraduate students closes today after a packed two day program. The workshop is mainly based around various experimental techniques but with a smidgen of theory thrown in for good measure. The workshop takes place each year close to christmas and is a good opportunity to meet new students and academics involved in magnetism and to see the wide range of skills and techniques the UK has. The social program usually includes a christmas dinner and festive beer or two on the first night. Further information can be found at this link. My slides can be found here.