Category Archives: social history

Sunflowers, Science and Sexual Politics

These are my Alan Turing Sunflowers. To be more precise, they’re the sunflowers I’ve planted as part of an international science experiment to mark the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. Alan Turing was a scientist with a brilliant mind. He’s … Continue reading

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Back in the USSR

It’s 34 years to the day that I flew to what was then the USSR as part of a study tour for my Politics degree. I’ve recently unearthed the photos I took during that time and will post them in … Continue reading

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When in Cambridge…Scott Polar Research Institute Museum

Don’t ask me why there’s a statue of a naked man outside the Scott Polar Research Museum in Cambridge. It does seem to be the least likely thing you’d associate with sub-zero temperatures, there’s clearly lots of potential for ‘brass … Continue reading

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My grandfather the hero

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