Sea change

23 July 2019 by

My summer reading has included Charles Sprawson’s wonderfully engaging book on immersive history Haunts of the black masseur. Now what…

Spectral lights

16 April 2019 by

When we think about the work done by scientists of the past, we probably don’t consider their everyday lives while…

Jailbirds

22 January 2019 by

One of my standing jokes at the Royal Society is that, one day, I’ll take a step back from lauding…

Lady Mary’s will

3 July 2018 by

Recently, the scientist Jennifer Doudna gave an outstanding Croonian Lecture at the Royal Society on ‘Rewriting the code of life:…