Resources for science writers

I’ve recently been doing a spot of teaching at Bath Spa University, as part of their publishing programme.  I also talked about science writing, prompting a review and refresh of a list I’ve been annotating for years  of “how to” books about science writing, and non-fiction writing more generally. There are quite a few of […]

Making memories with Steven Rose

I chaired an event where Steven Rose talked about his latest book (c0-authored with Hilary Rose) the other week, and it reminded me how much I enjoyed some of his earlier writing. Here’s my review of his fine account of the experimental life, The Making of Memory. I recall it almost didn’t get written. I […]

Darwin’s agony: Randal Keynes – Annie’s Box

A popular science biography which gives a superb entree to Darwin and his world and is easier to digest than, say Janet Browne’s (equally superb, but doorstopping) biography. I’ve met Randal Keynes – splendid chap – quite a few times since writing this, and got involved with the Charles Darwin Trust for a while. All of […]