Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

Friendly Green City

Last week I visited Geneva and I wasn't sure what to expect at first, having booked a college trip for my students almost exclusively to visit CERN (although there's plenty to see and do). It is a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan place, with four official languages and the home of some of the world's biggest … Continue reading Friendly Green City

Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -man - acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. ” - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring I'm (finally!) starting my book discussion series with the book that effectively set me on the path of environmentalism... Silent Spring by the … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring

Science in Entertainment: Suspend Your Disbelief

Off-topic a little this blog post is. (Beware contains minor spoilers for Lost in Space and Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Pseudo-science in the entertainment industry is not a new thing, just look at the frequency of sound in space on film, but I recently got into a discussion with a colleague of mine over … Continue reading Science in Entertainment: Suspend Your Disbelief

Happy International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day, and (as with every other 'day') we should appreciate those around us all the time, but it's nice to have a little time devoted to celebration and recognition... People that have met me in the last five years or so might be shocked by this, but I used to be … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day