Building Passions

12 November 2019 by

My new book ‘Building Passions’ covers the period during the nineteenth century when Britain had two giants of architecture and…

A Parthenope in the sky

5 November 2019 by

The year 2019 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Annibale de Gasparis, Italian astronomer and mathematician, Director of the…

The fever tree

8 October 2019 by

In summer 2018, I was the sole Undergraduate Research Assistant for a project entitled ‘The Fever Tree’. This initiative, jointly…

Mantell’s bones

30 April 2019 by

The drawing looks like a jumble of bones. It’s an animal, a vertebrate, and we might now guess a dinosaur,…