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When things aren’t quite what they seem

When things aren’t quite what they seem

The Irony of Fate is my favourite Russian film. It hinges on the fact that in Soviet Russia, all apartments everywhere looked the same. And that after one too many on New Year’s Eve, you realise too late that you’ve ended up in somebody else’s flat because that flat,...

The Athletics of Creative Science Communication

The Athletics of Creative Science Communication

I’ve worked in science communication for twenty years, and it still excites me. Why? Because working in science communication is a creative top sport. Each day brings new subjects to work on, and I never know what’s coming next: pig breeding, the history of gulags and...