Professor, Yes, *Professor* Brian Cox

**UPDATE** 02.12.08 More on Professor Brian Cox here. Yep, Brian has been promoted to Professor. Weeeeee! We found out a few weeks ago, but couldn’t say anything until it had been announced at the University of Manchester. I’ve just re-designed his website, so make sure that if you link to it you use the words […]

Clay Tobacco Pipes


My son and I really enjoy beach-combing. We have spent hours at a time on beaches finding stones, shells, old pottery, worn glass… We have several carrier bags full of stuff we’ve found on beaches. One day, we’ll do something with it all. One of our very favourite places to go is the beach along […]

Water Lilies Film

Water Lilies opens this week in London at the Curzon Soho, Brixton Ritzy, Cineworld Fulham, Odeon Swiss Cottage; the Duke of York’s in Brighton; and the Cameo in Edinburgh. I’ve already posted the trailer and a few clips, now I’ve got the first 6 minutes of the film (press play to watch).

Sexist? Racist? Go On, Find Out!

In the comments of the (oh, so over it now) Zuckerberg/Lacy post, I invited people to take the gender and race IATs at Harvard’s Project Implicit: Psychologists understand that people may not say what’s on their minds either because they are unwilling or because they are unable to do so. … The unwilling-unable distinction is […]

Water Lilies Film

As you probably know by now, I’m working on the online stuff for WaterLilies. I just found out that it’s in Time Out’s Critics Choice this week. Whooo-hoooo! It’s released this week in London at the Curzon Soho, Brixton Ritzy, Cineworld Fulham, Odeon Swiss Cottage; the Duke of York’s in Brighton; and the Cameo in […]

The World You Created

The main thing that’s been exciting Twitter/Blogland for the past 24 hours has been this whole SXSW Zuckerberg/Lacy thing and pretty much everyone except Jemima Kiss is tearing Sarah Lacy to shreds. Everyone’s been saying that she was ‘flirty’ and acted like a ‘bimbo’ and that she gave girls in tech a bad name.

African Einstein

During TED there was a lot of sniping online. People were jealous because they’d never been invited to attend or people were jealous because they’d never be able to afford to attend. People were bitchy about those who go to TED calling them elitist, smug, self-serving etc. My take on it is very, very different […]

California Dreamin’

Here are some more photos from our trip.

Light, Love and The Lifecycle of a Star


Another post I did for the Sunshine blog. In the beginning, it was hot. Really, really hot. You know how hot the inside of your oven is? Well, that is a relative walk in the park compared to how unfathomably hot it was at the Big Bang. It was so hot that Time, Space, Matter […]

In The Beginning


One day in summer 1994, Gareth came round to mine to hang out for the day. We were both working exclusively as TV presenters at the time, therefore we regularly had days that were just ‘hanging out’. He told me how he’d just got a job on BBC Radio 5, a technology programme, and told […]

The Eye Of God


I’ve been going through some of the stuff I wrote for Sunshine. It’s been a while since I visited the site and was surprised and delighted by what I read. I wrote that? Here’s a short one which was pretty cool.

Brian in Wired

The Wired interview with Brian’s online here.

Friday @ TED

Well, Brian did his talk. It was very well received. I was so happy for and proud of him. Here are a few photos from the past few days.