A timeline of missed opportunities

This film presents a timeline from 2002 to 2019 in relation to England’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The film presents missed opportunities, in particular the potential role of prescribed medications … Continue reading A timeline of missed opportunities

The ‘serotonin hypothesis’

In his acclaimed book How the World thinks, the philosopher Julian Baggini offers these considerations on the ‘Serotonin hypothesis’:    

Cosmic light and skeletons

John Herschel, 1792 – 1871, was an English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer. Herschel’s Preliminary Discourse (1831), which advocated an inductive approach to scientific experiment and theory-building, … Continue reading Cosmic light and skeletons

“I haven’t experienced lobotomy”

Joe Pierre, MD, 10 December 2019: “I haven’t experienced lobotomy, but I did have acupuncture as part of an experience in med school. I found it very uncomfortable, but when … Continue reading “I haven’t experienced lobotomy”

Shark’s mouth

This Coatbridge pub is soon to be demolished. Music credit: ‘Pauper’s Dough’ from ‘Scotland with Love’ Film Credit: ‘My Childhood’ from the ‘Bill Douglas Trilogy’

“Advice for researchers receiving harassment”

This 2019 publication from the Science Media Centre can be accessed in full here. It is not clear who was involved in writing this advice for the Science Media Centre … Continue reading “Advice for researchers receiving harassment”

A tin chest

Filmed at the abandoned farm of Whaick, Blackford 22nd September 2019, where I found an old tin chest. Music credit: ‘Tomorrow’ as performed live for Tiny Desk Top. The opening … Continue reading A tin chest

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sixty years since they were buried in the graveyard sixty years since they were loved.

A chance selection of iambic incidents.

This 10 minute film is a muse, based on our short stay in London to meet with Andrew, our son, and to go to Wimbledon. Above the Tate Modern it … Continue reading A chance selection of iambic incidents.

Putting patients first: that is all I have tried to do

In today’s Herald the following news article by Helen McArdle features along with her analysis below. A PSYCHIATRIST said he was “gaslighted” by his own professional body after openly criticising … Continue reading Putting patients first: that is all I have tried to do