Big science doesn’t have a monopoly on the big questions. Continue reading
An appreciative look at some great minds, and the moustaches that went (just) before them.
Life seems to be getting faster and faster in the modern age – we no longer kill time, we try to save it. Continue reading
There’s a passage in “Lark Rise to Candleford”, Flora Thompson’s eloquent eulogy to pre-industrial Britain, where she recounts staying near Northampton with an aunt. Her aunt’s husband is a shoemaker, one of the many independent artisans of the time plying his trade in laces and leather. Continue reading
Science and the arts are often portrayed as polar opposites, but the truth is that they’re far closer than many of their practitioners even realise. Continue reading
Protectionism is back in the news at the moment, so it seems timely to look back at one form of protectionism and its unlikely correspondence to science – the guild system. Continue reading