“Pay attention to what you pay attention to.” I can’t remember where I read the words, but they ring true. What we see is far more of a choice than we often realise. The act of seeing can be a cyclical, deepening one; when we see what we see, and we want to see it … Continue reading Emerging

A Week of Wild

Grey clouds haul themselves overhead, but the fields are starry with scatters of rapeseed, comfrey, dandelion, forget-me-not. If only the bees would come out. We spread out over a collection of fields and one poplar plantation, a rabble of Masters students here to dabble in survey methods. Left unfarmed for two years now, the place … Continue reading A Week of Wild

Women who did amazing science, then wrote books about it

My appetite for popular science-tied-with-memoir books has grown and grown over the last few years. Thankfully (but also painfully) scientists are writing more of these books than I can keep up with. There's a fairly even balance of gender among the authors I've read. Yet in most cases, my most memorable books have been written … Continue reading Women who did amazing science, then wrote books about it