Freethinking, subversive, pro-enlightenment and anti-establishment, irresponsible hedonist or deep humanist, … Well, look, if I could summarise myself in 50 words I wouldn’t need such a big website, would I? Take a stroll down the professional menu to the left, or amble through my interests below.
Writing is what I do mostly. Some of it is factual, journalism mainly but with more (and less) substantial pieces too. Other stuff is humorous, anything from the odd gag for topical comedy shows to full- length feature film scripts.
I also perform comedy myself. Improvised shows with Instant Wit, also science-themed comedy with double-act the Comedy Research Project, and with Matt Parker in Your Days Are Numbered: the maths of death and our new show, Humans V Nature: engineering FTW. Also some solo stand up, compèring and things like panel games.
All of which is great practice for hosting serious events - debates on science and politics, speeches, competitions and launches. And of course I’m always happy to share my own opinions with an audience, live or broadcast.
Flying, riding, driving, and generally kicking back against the New Puritans; Twentieth Century Opera and Twenty-First Century engineering; follow the orange links below to specific interests.