Category: work

I’M WRITING A BOOK!

April 2017 I’m delighted to be writing The First Breath, a popular medicine book/memoir about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan. Click here to read a little story in The Bookseller about my book in progress. If anyone has any experiences to share about time spent in fetal or neonatal units, recently or many years […]

A NEW LEAF – BOTANIC GARDEN’S NEW DIRECTOR SHARES HIS VISION — Oxford Today

‘There’s huge potential here,’ says Simon Hiscock as he plans to transform Britain’s oldest garden of its kind.

WHY CHINA AIMS TO BE NUMBER ONE SUPERPOWER BY 2049

China expert Tom Miller likes to use a thought experiment to explain what China is doing. Decades from now, once-mighty Europe is sinking into decrepitude. Tens of millions of Europeans have been killed in uprisings, wars and an occupation by former ally the United States. Europe has become a minor player on a hostile global […]

THE FORCE IS STRONG IN HERE…OXFORD’S EXAM SCHOOLS GO ROGUE — Oxford Today

Why are Star Wars stormtroopers on patrol where generations of undergraduates have passed through the final ordeal of their student lives?

ELITE BUT NOT ELITIST: OXFORD’S BIG GOAL — Oxford Today

Olivia Gordon visits Lady Margaret Hall to learn about a new scheme making the college more accessible to disadvantaged students (feature starts p31)    

‘IT’S ABOUT MAKING THE PAST LIVEABLE FOR TODAY’ — Psychologies

For May’s Psychologies I had a lovely time exploring this gorgeous vintage/retro home.

SOCIAL MEDIA BOTS ENDANGER DEMOCRACY, WARNS OXFORD’S INTERNET RESEARCH CHIEF — Oxford Today

A form of mass propaganda more insidious than anything used in the 20th century is being used to manipulate global politics, according to the latest research. The culprit is social media and the lax regulation that allows voters to be bombarded with politically slanted misinformation — fake news…

BRASENOSE FELLOW INTERVIEWS — Brasenose College, Oxford

Through my work as a writer for Oxford Today, I’ve been working on a wonderful project for Brasenose College, Oxford – interviewing some of its distinguished fellows about their extraordinary work and careers. Along the way I’ve been privileged to learn about quantum computing, the philosophy of physics, the alien nature of Roman poetry, gene […]

WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS — Spa magazine

For the launch issue of Bath Spa University’s new magazine (for content agency YBM), I covered creative computing tools and career collaborations between friends (features start on pages 12 and 38)

ST. JOHN’S SOUND ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EXPLORES NEW FRONTIERS — Oxford Today

A clockwork ticking, an unearthly whistling, a series of monster snores… The cylinders are singing. Over each cylinder end, an elastic membrane stretches like a drumskin. A nylon wire runs from each membrane to one of three rotating motors. As the motors turn, the friction generates waves along the wires, which send vibrations running across […]

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