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July 22, 2019

Thanks to Blue Dot Festival for having me for a couple of family shows.  Fossil Frontiers has now played at Edinburgh Science Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival and Blue Dot. Next up: GREEN MAN FESTIVAL and WILDERNESS FESTIVAL (where I'll be compering the Bloom...

July 18, 2019

Hi all, just a quickie to say an enormous thank you for all your kind words about this piece about our late-cat, Dustin. The Guardian tell me it was a really well shared piece - half-a-million page views! (I confess, far more than the rest of my stuff).

Thanks for your...

July 8, 2019

Thanks to the Hampton Court Flower Festival for inviting me down for a whole week to talk wildlife ponds with visitors. At our make-shift pond I managed to pond-dip with more than 2,000 families during the week, and talk to thousands more about ponds and the important...

April 18, 2019

Hi, and so, ummm, yes, my podcast has finally got going! Each week there will be a new scientists interviewed about the various organisms that are making in a home in my tiny pond. I've had a great time making it and I hope to see it continue throughout the summer ever...

March 28, 2019

An enormous congratulations to the 2019 FAMELAB ACADEMY champions!

It's been a real pleasure offering training in science communication to these talented individuals as part of Cheltenham Science Festival's Famelab Academy project. So inspiring! Great stuff all. (I got...

March 26, 2019

As of today, this year's events are as follows below. Be great to see you there! 

  • Edinburgh International Science Festival, 6th - 21st of April.

  • Cheltenham Science Festival, 4th - 9th of June.

  • Bluedot Festival, 18th - 21st of July.

  • Wilderness Fes...

March 20, 2019

Apologies for the impersonal nature of this message - I'm struggling to keep this to 280 characters!

Thanks for asking about mosquitoes here in the UK. You're absolutely right: mosquitoes are almost certainly going to be (one of many) species that colonise my little tub...

February 27, 2019

This is a tough time to be an invertebrate. Currently, millions of species are likely to be declining at a rate that far exceeds their background rate of extinction. Though more nuanced than the media sometimes suggests ("GET READY FOR THE INSECTAGEDDON!"), insects and...

February 14, 2019

Hey folks, this is just a quick one to announce the festivals I'll be taking part in during 2019.

Confirmed events include:

Edinburgh International Science Festival, 6th - 21st of April.

Cheltenham Science Festival, 4th - 9th of June.

Bluedot Festival, 18th - 21st of July.

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November 20, 2018

Now back in the swing of it after a laughter-packed night at London Zoo. The event last Thursday, called From stoned sloths to farting fish: comical tales from the animal kingdom  featured myself, Lucy Cooke (broadcaster and author of The Unexpected Truth about Animals...

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