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The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books and Inept Guardian Competiton Question

The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books winner will be announced on the 26th November. The shortlist is: The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene; Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering … Continue reading

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Michael Innes and Michael Moorcock, From London Far and Modem Times 2.0

I’ve just realised how long it is since my last post – it’s longer than I thought. Neither have I been getting out much lately, in part because we had ongoing building work; I did get to a talk at … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry, Patricia Fara, I Haven’t a Clue

At last I’ve finished reading The Clue Bible. It’s been many years since I finished a book I was not enjoying, and it was a struggle to get to the end of this one. My brother lent it to me, … Continue reading

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The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

Past volumes of the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions are available to read online for free, and I’ve been spending the odd hour or two most days over the last few weeks wandering through them; I’m up to about 1737 now. … Continue reading

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Dr. Johnson’s House and Bill Bryson at Guildhall

I have been telling myself for years that I would visit Samuel Johnson’s House in London, more so since I visited his Birthplace Museum back in June. I was due at Guildhall in the City for 5.30, so decided I’d … Continue reading

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DIY DNA extraction, Royal Society, and maps.

The Royal Institution has a laboratory facility for children in their basement, designed for schools to bring their children along to get on with some serious science. This evening they had a members’ event, Science live @ the L’Oreal Young … Continue reading

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Royal Society Prize for Science Books

The shortlist for this year’s Royal Society Prize for Science Books has been announced. The longlist was announced in June and the winner will be announced on 21 October 2010 and wil get £10000. Personally I’ve only read the Brian … Continue reading

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