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#SciFri: Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life

On Monday 11th June I was lucky to join a couple of friends at Conway Hall, London for a talk by Peter Godfrey-Smith regarding his research which has culminated in his brilliant book ‘Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution…

#SciFri: The Invention of Nature: Andrea Wulf in conversation

As a number of you may have recognised by both the start of this special weekly post on my blog and the large amounts of content I post on social media, I attend a number of talks and debates throughout…

#SciFri: Ford vs. Naish

I’ve decided to jump on board with a new weekly blog titled ‘#SciFri’ which will of course also tie in to my social media accounts so keep an eye out on those. On this past Tuesday night I attended a much…

#StevesLibrary – Dry Store Room No. 1

One of my favourite places on Earth is the Natural History Museum in London. I’ve been visiting for over 20 years now and I’m currently completing one of my Master’s projects there. It is a magical place that is the…

Nick Lane – A Bioenergetic Basis for the Three Domains of Life

On the 15th March, I visited the Linnean Society of London to attend a talk by the esteemed UCL Evolutionary Biochemist Dr. Nick Lane titled ‘A Bioenergetic Basis for the Three Domains of Life’. I’m a big fan of Nick’s books…

#StevesLibrary: The Zoo

Most of those who follow me on some form of social media, you’ll know that I often post things with the #StevesLibrary hashtag to share books I have recently bought or those that I am currently reading. So I thought…

Visiting the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

On the 10th March, I visited the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs for the first time in over a decade. The first and only time I’d visited them before was in a school holiday back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper….