May 11, 2015

Stolen laptop had PhD research

A story from a local newspaper based in Surrey, British Columbia from 2008 about a laptop stolen from a car at a shopping centre which held the only copy of research data collected for a PhD.

Submitted by Isabel Chadwick, Open Univeristy


  1. Thanks for sharing this story! I think this might be Surrey, British Columbia, not Surrey, UK though: there are quite a few references to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police... :)

  2. I think you'll find the article is from Surry, Canada, not from the UK.

  3. Well spotted!
    I did wonder when they started having Mounties in Guildford... :)

  4. The text has now been corrected - thanks to our eagle-eyed followers.