A Scientific Picnic

New Scientist Summer is the season for open-air concerts, where the ticket reads “bring a picnic and chairs”. The picnics in our part of rural Somerset are competitive affairs, with elaborate candelabra and equally elaborate dishes on display. At one...

A Life in Science

Interview for Venue Magazine, December 2000 1. A bit of background stuff; where and when born, parents’ occupations. Where d’you live? Any kids? I was born in Sydney, and moved to England in 1989. My father was an engineer who died when I was fourteen....