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This year, I became the first scientist to judge the Man Booker

I found it odd that there had never been a scientist as a Man Booker judge. There have been many non-literary types amongst the judges: a former spy, a…

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Reach out for Healthcare Science

I’m doing a talk tomorrow at King’s as part of an initiative in which pupils are “discovering the attractions and potential of healthcare science? I’ll be talking about…

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Some of the projects at Wellcome Trust

And again for one reason and another I thought I would pull together some of couple of the larger projects my team commissioned at Wellcome Trust over the…

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Pulling together some videos

For one reason and another I thought would gather together some of the talks and discussions I’ve done that are available online. There’s a very informal one I…

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Olympic legacy and 1851

Was invited to comment on the UCL V&A announcement for the olympic park at Stratford Waterfront by the Evening Standard, and here’s the letter they published yesterday: 5 December 2013 BEFORE…

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Meeting at the Science Gallery

In my new role as Director of Science Gallery London at King’s College London I often meet people at the site. The easiest place for this is at the…

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Christopher Wren brain imaging

Here is a link to an image Christopher Wren made in the 1660s of the anatomy of the brain which beautifully illustrates the system of blood supply now…

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Twin science

Looking at the story of the conjoined twins who have been successfully separated. You can read about the circle of Willis and Christopher Wren here and some of…

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Links to what we’ve been up to

The special projects team I head at Wellcome Trust have been busy over the summer. Biggest thing is probably the olympic-related experiment for every school child in Britain….

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Slightly irreverent talk about the brain and education

The nice people at sameas have posted a link to a talk I gave in a pub about what neuroscience should or shouldn’t tell us about education. (Contains no…