SHELL petrol: “like a beautiful woman”

A front page advert from 1929. [It is my view that science and advertising are incompatible]

‘The scientific attitude’

This is an old review of an old book. I find that I am not well enough versed to understand the full context and that I struggle with some of … Continue reading ‘The scientific attitude’

Can you make sense of this?

The Roundel Stone

Edwin Morgan steps

I made the ‘Edwin Morgan steps’ the best part of 15 years ago. Last week I repainted the inscribed words. On the steps I also carved this: This was how … Continue reading Edwin Morgan steps

In every moment is a world unseen

I recently came across a postcard of Kilmaron castle. Four years ago I made this film about it: Kilmaron castle was demolished in the summer of 1985 and “Live Aid” … Continue reading In every moment is a world unseen

no can do

This was filmed at the abandoned farms of Tollafraick and Largue, Glenkindie, Strathdon [2nd January 2020] My apologies to the wonderful singers, who cover this Hall and Oates song, as … Continue reading no can do

the literature and the science

I have always found the idea of “two cultures” as incredibly silly. We should not need bridges to unite the arts and the sciences. Hole Ousia is an indescribable somewhere … Continue reading the literature and the science

Transparency: ad rem

For more than a decade I have campaigned for full transparency of competing financial interests for scientists, academics and healthcare workers. Without such, it is my view that fully informed … Continue reading Transparency: ad rem

Let me share this story one day

artist backwards [I was young] I walked into science. My Granny loved to tell how I could sleep whilst still standing: an ability that I lost before my Granny died. … Continue reading Let me share this story one day