Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Fable of Feynman and The Saga of Sagan: What Myths Of Scientists Do To Science

A few days ago I was speaking at the ‘Return of Biography’ workshop at the Science Museum (which, it turns out, does research as well as funky bubble-tube based exhibits to entertain kids. And me).  My talk was entitled ‘Life … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Laboratory: Science and Standup Comedy

A couple of years ago I accidentally found myself outside the Royal Society, Britain’s 400-year old elite scientific society.  I decided to pop in and say hello.  Unfortunately, my ambitions were thwarted by a receptionist asking if I was entering … Continue reading

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