This section of my website contains various material which doesn’t fit elsewhere. Non-scientists can find out more about my work , and about how I as a scientist interact with wider society. Click on the pictures or choose one of the headings on the lilac bar above to find out more.
It might strike you as surprising that I’ve included a copy of George Orwell’s classic essay on Politics and the English Language, a merciless dissection of sloppy thinking and obfuscating prose. In fact I think the quality of writing in science is relatively high, especially compared to what I see in the humanities, but even so, this is something every scientist should read and take to heart.
As an added completely non-scientific bonus, click here for my list of family-friendly activities in the Newcastle area.