I give lectures (6th form to adult) on this history of science, technology and medicine in London. I also give tours for small groups in London on a variety of historical characters from within these subjects. Their strange adventures and curious personalities make their stories surprising and entertaining. You don't need to be a scientist to enjoy them. The last two years I have been researching the history of engineering in Europe, aspects of which I can cover in lectures.
I make art inspired by science, often using everyday materials: drawing machines from bicycles, long-exposure pinhole cameras from aluminium cans, spherical sculptures from recycled waste, a guided tour of the Solar System by bike. I run workshops with these activities, and give public talks about my work.
Designed to enhance the curriculum and provide catalytic support for teachers we have been developing workshops since 1985. We have activities for all Key Stages & Abilities and all workshops contain elements of STEM and aid fine and gross motor skills. Our History & Humanities workshops are topic based, while STEAM workshops are design and make exercises help develop pupils as creative thinkers, effective participants, independent enquirers, reflective learners and resilient individuals.
I am probably best known for giving talks on the mechanisms and applications of hypnosis. However, I have also given presentations dealing with how the brain processes information from the senses, on the impact of trauma and the mysterious nature of consciousness. All my talks involve demonstrations and audience participation. I have spoken at all the main science festivals (e.g. Edinburgh, Cardiff, British Science Festival) in many cases on numerous occasions.