Unmissable opportunities

I just wanted to take a moment and write you a long overdue thank you letter for your services to scientific world. Your previous submission was outstanding and innovates all of us. In last few years I have known you; you have been an incredible inspiration to me and all the young researchers on how … Continue reading Unmissable opportunities

A chance encounter

It's been a busy weekend. Friday started with a 5 hour train trip from London to Edinburgh for an afternoon meeting, then across to Glasgow to visit friends and family. Before returning to London on Saturday, I had the pleasure of meeting David Neilson, author of the Sophie Rathenau historical mysteries. David and I are … Continue reading A chance encounter

Oh, yes it is! (Panto season again)

I’m not a regular patron of the performing arts, but we do attend occasional productions. Every year we enjoy the Christmas pantomime put on by the Charles Court Opera. The company specialise in opera, operetta and pantomime performed in small venues (hence “boutique”). Their Gilbert and Sullivan performances are a lot of fun (HMS Pinafore … Continue reading Oh, yes it is! (Panto season again)

Review: Why Icebergs Float

In addition to reading (and writing) fiction, I spend a fair chunk of time reading (and yep, writing) non-fiction. Most of my non-fiction is work-related and very focussed on my specialist area. You can see my teaching blog if you're curious about that. But sometimes it's fun and educational to read more widely. A couple … Continue reading Review: Why Icebergs Float