EPSRC Delivery Plan 2011-15 – Is Resistance Futile?

The idea of large thematic research grants puts me in mind of the writings of Voltaire: he wrote in his notebooks circa 1750 “God is not on the side of the big battalions, but on the side of those who shoot best”. The EPSRC would be wise to remember those words when they are trying to instigate their new delivery plan, or are writing the next one.