Special partnerships

A friend of mine recently told me that the road signs used throughout Great Britain were devised by a partnership between Richard Kinneir and Margaret Calvert. Their system has become a … Continue reading Special partnerships

Words and numbers should be used with equal care

I have submitted the following to the BMJ in response to this research news: Large meta-analysis ends doubts about efficacy of antidepressants Not uncommonly, as part of the scientific community, … Continue reading Words and numbers should be used with equal care

Cell Mates

By Dr Peter J. Gordon January 2011 What follows starts out from a car park, an almost empty psychiatric hospital car park at that! Why should you be interested? Well … Continue reading Cell Mates


This film considers language and perception. The film is based in Aberdeen where Peter fell in love with Sian. It was filmed in November 2017 when Peter was attending a … Continue reading Sapir-Whorf