"One of our most versatile and gripping science writers." John Carey

Review of Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now, Prospect March 2018. Available here.

Review of Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time, New Scientist 18 April 2018. Available here.

A review of two books on the philosophy of science, New Scientist 28 February 2018. Available here.

New Statesman 19 December 2017. Available here.

Essay in the programme for the 2018 series "Time Unwrapped" at the King's Place, London. Details here.

Prospect 8 November 2017. Available here.

Review of E O Wilson's The Origins of Creativity, Prospect 9 October 2017. November print issue, available here.

Prospect 6 October 2017. Available here.

Prospect 3 October 2017. Available here.

New Scientist 8 November 2017. Available here.

New Scientist 25 October 2017. Available here.

Quartz, 10 November 2017. Available here.

Physics World, 1 June 2017. Available here.

Observer New Review, 27 August 2017. Available here.

Why I believe in home schooling. Prospect 13 August 2017 (September print issue). Available here.

Prospect, 4 August 2017. Available here.

Prospect, 5 July 2017. Available here.

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The Unseen - A History of the Invisible

A series of five programmes looking at amazing events and characters from science history, on BBC Radio 4.

They are available for some time on the BBC iPlayer here.