Art of persuasion

Art of persuasion

It seems that Gyles Brandreth is becoming my spokesperson – thank you Giles! Another fabulous programme of his on Radio 4 this week. This time all about the art of persuasion. Giles looked at the art of persuasion from the differing perspectives of politics,...
Can you learn a poem by Christmas?

Can you learn a poem by Christmas?

Gyles Brandreth has set down the challenge – Can you learn a poem by Christmas? His recent Radio 4 programme Gyles Brandreth’s Poetry By Heart explores the benefits of learning poetry for both the young and old… Learning poetry by heart is not only a...
Sink or swim

Sink or swim

I received this message from a friend today which made me feel really sad…. I have a friend who is at Uni and she has to do a presentation to over 1000 people at the end but at the moment she doesn’t have the confidence to do so (she has even considered dropping...
Public Engagement heats up with Cambridge LifeLab

Public Engagement heats up with Cambridge LifeLab

I had a great time working with people from across the University of Cambridge, Wellcome Sanger Institute, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Babraham Institute, and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology this week in preparation for Cambridge LifeLab....