Maths, Teamwork and Googlies1 March 17
I'm giving the 2017 Zeeman lecture on the evening when I'll receive the Zeeman medal for communicating maths to the public.
Venus is brilliant23 January 17
Until this month I knew almost nothing about our closest planet.
Argon but not forgotten12 January 17
...my chemistry O Level is coming back to me.
A Curious Coincidence24 November 16
Tomorrow I'll be performing on the set of an award-winning West End play. How did that happen?
Wurzels 20 July 16
If a version of a folk song becomes too famous, it kills off the variety that is part of folk's charm
Can I have a volunteer?3 May 16
The perils of getting helpers on stage.
When did Pupils become Students?6 February 16
A generation ago, anyone who attended school was called a pupil. Now even children at primary school are called students. Why the change?
How do YOU remember your PIN ?6 November 15
You aren't supposed to write your PIN down, so how do you remember it? Here's the method I use.
Making things Complicated: Jardin's Principle2 October 14
A universal syndrome that is often observed but doesn't have a name. Well it does - but hardly anyone knows it.
It's all the fault of my Inner Chimp22 August 14
How motivational speakers make use of pseudo-neuroscience
This morning I discovered some new jargon. And I'm annoyed.
Forgotten nursery rhyme24 August 13
If something isn't on Google, does it mean it has disappeared from public consciousness?