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April 4, 2018

Been a really late year for our frogs this year. Normally they spawn on International Women's Day (beautiful) but this year the late ice and snow seems to have set them back. This means that, ALAS, I'm yet to gaze at real-life frogspawn, the extraordinary substance tha...

March 6, 2018

What is it they say? March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb? Well, for us, it's been the exactly that. March has come in like a snarling great lion with a penchant for beautiful books that need completion very, very soon. Of course, we're happy (and very honour...

January 22, 2018

Just a quick note to say that our public events continue. Here are two more just added.

On Tuesday 13th of February, Jules will be at Brighton Science Festival, considering natural selection and ...  MONSTERS THAT MIGHT BE, in a special adaptation of his popular fo...

November 27, 2017

As a method of communicating complex scientific information, Virtual Reality (VR) technology is now surprisingly accessible and ripe with potential. For science communicators, it's an exciting technology. Users can change perspective, seeing otherwise hidden creatures...

September 15, 2017

It's been rather a long time in the offing, but very pleased to announce that I will be working with Bloomsbury (publisher of the sex and the death books - did I not mention?) on not one but two new book projects, working with two of my favourite NGOs.

The Wildlife Pond...

September 1, 2017

Those lovely people at Bloomsbury Sigma -publishers of a mind-warping range of excellent and exciting popular science books- are having a September sale. 

You can get eBook versions of all their books (including -COUGH- mine) for the wonderful price of £1.99 o...

August 21, 2017

How can we, as science-communicators, do a better job of communicating science? How can we better engage with young audiences, instilling an understanding that science is a way of thinking about mysteries, as well as all the WHIZZBANG experiments that you see on TV. We...

August 21, 2017

Readers, you know me. You know I'm quite awful at self-promotion but this one requires it because I put a lot of work into something that I think could really help young people. I'm talking, of course, about my series of 360 videos...

Great Ormond Street Hospital School...

August 21, 2017

Who says taxonomy is boring? Not me, that's for dang sure. Taxonomy is great. Like librarians, taxonomists do all sorts of things to help us better understand the branches and twigs of life's family tree to which we, like it or not, are attached.

I have been delighted t...

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