Lost in Science

1 February 2011 by

Guest post by Heather McKenna:  For the past two weeks I’ve had the very exciting opportunity of wandering around the…

Food for thought

12 January 2011 by

Whilst mulling over suitable topics for my first post of 2011, I happened across a catalogue record for the rather…

Shattered worlds

5 January 2011 by

I was lucky enough to see two volcanoes last summer: Etna, as I passed through Sicily, and Stromboli by night…

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…