Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 63

I’m struck by the remarkable similarity between “author and science communicator” Mr Mark Brake (alias “@ProfMBrake”  on Twitter) and Mr Mark  Brake the disgraced former University of Glamorgan employee who falsely claimed to have a PhD when applying for a grant in 2006 and whose professorship at Glamorgan was terminated in mysterious circumstances in 2010. Old habits clearly die very hard…

Professor Yes?

Dr No

6 Responses to “Astronomy Look-alikes, No. 63”

  1. No, surely you’re mistaken Peter. It can’t be the same person. I think the one on the left is Mark Lancelot Brake.

    If it is the same person,he’s clearly learnt to turn the other cheek.

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    You trim your beard to suit your circumstances…

  3. An update on this “look alike”, – @profmbrake has now disappeared off twitter, and @marklbrake has appeared. I don’t know if we are not talking about 3 people who all resemble each other.

    I am surprised twitter has taken some 18 months to change Mr. Brake’s twitter name from @profmbrake to @marklbrake, as I find it inconceivable to think that Mr. Brake would not have informed them immediately that it would be misrepresentation to continue using his “prof” title once he was sacked from Glamorgan.

    There do seem quite a few other places on the web (e.g. where he is still being referred to as a professor at Glamorgan. Again, I am surprised that such sites have not acted upon his (presumed) request to change his title to Mr.

  4. That guy was one of my lecturers. He was RUBBISH!! all he did was try to impress the girls. Boring boring lectures too.

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