Total Recall

20 December 2010 by

Picture a group of scientists at dinner in the new age of Queen Victoria, just crowned at Westminster Abbey in…

Passionate friends

30 November 2010 by

I’ve just finished reading Michael Sherborne’s excellent new biography H.G.Wells: another kind of life. In my teens you could still…

Musical musings

9 November 2010 by

On Monday 1st November I had the fantastic experience of singing in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Royal…

Golding, guns and Gaia

15 October 2010 by

Keith has recently blogged on forgotten heroes of science; by contrast, I’m going to mention a literary figure who has…