Bringing this website back to life – an update

Further to the brief comment yesterday concerning the state of my personal website, and pledge to sort it out in short(ish) order, I can announce that a new WordPress theme is already in place. To my mind it looks good on both desktop and mobile platforms – simple, easy on the eye, uncluttered. If you […]

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Bringing this website back to life

Last year, following a legal threat, I let this website fall into abeyance after first making the content invisible. There were and still are other problems with the site, most notably a self-coded WordPress theme that is to say the least stale and mobile-unfriendly. I must also admit to suffering from blogger’s block, with much […]

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Farewell to the Graphene Flagship

On 8 December 2015, I shall cease working for the University of Cambridge and Graphene Flagship. I will then return full-time to freelance journalism, science writing and related communications consultancy. It has been a pleasure working with materials scientists and others from across Europe, sharing with the public, policymakers, industrialists and other stakeholders the many […]

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The leaving of Lewisham

On Friday of this week I shall flee London, aka The Great Wen, aka Borisstadt. The following Monday I start a new job at the University of Cambridge, and from now on will live with my partner in a small town some 25 kilometres from Cambridge. The plan is to cycle to work along the […]

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The Greenwich Foot Tunnel – a celebration of its opening and recent refurbishment

Press release from the Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels (Fogwoft) August 2014 sees the 112th anniversary of the opening of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel. To mark this special occasion, and perhaps more significantly the near completion of the tunnel refurbishment, the Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels have arranged a celebration accompanied […]

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A 50th birthday drink invitation

Friends, fiends, countrymen and furriners, Apologies in advance for the London-centric and cross-posted nature of this mass missive. Tuesday 15 July 2014 will be my 50th birthday, and to celebrate my first half century on this beautiful but benighted planet, I would like to gather some esteemed acquaintances in London for an evening drink or […]

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Cycle ride – Dr Hoo’s Springtime Burn (2nd attempt)

When: Sunday 25 May 2014 Meet: 08:00 @ Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich SE10 9LW NB: This ride was originally scheduled for Sunday 11 May, but with squally rain forecast throughout the day, and a wind in the lower Thames valley sufficient to provide aerodynamic lift to a small family car, it’s no wonder that no-one […]

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Community speaks on use of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels

The following is a press release distributed today on behalf of the Friends of Greenwich and Woolwich Foot Tunnels… More than 3,000 people pass through the Greenwich and Woolwich tunnels each day, with roughly 50% of tunnel users being cyclists, and the other half pedestrian only. As tunnel traffic grows, competition and conflict between cyclists, […]

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