I am a freelance
writer and photographer, I have written
many books about Science and History. I
do some broadcasting on radio and television.
I like working from home, often with a cat helping on my desk. When I
have to travel I like to do it by bike and train.
My Events and Talks
I give lots of public talks and lectures, including
after-dinner speeches and award presentations.
Please look at
my Events page
to find out if I am appearing somewhere near you. Or contact
my agent if you wish to
arrange a talk for your organisation.
I have written lots of
books about Science and history. Visit my
Books Page to see the full
list. Some of my work is also available on
DVD and some of my
books are also available as
e-books for Kindle.
I am also working on
some exciting new Science
Books for 2014.
My new hobby - Green
My latest hobby is green woodworking,
here is a bowl I made recently and some chairs. There are
lots more photographs of things I have made on my
Woodwork page, along with some useful links if you are interested in
The Science Museum
In March 2011, I opened a new Exhibition at The Science
Museum entitled "James Watt and our World". This brilliant exhibit features Watt's original workshop, completely reassembled and moved to the Science Museum in London. Watch
video about it on YouTube.
Promotional Film for BP
Click here to
see a recent film
I made for BP about carbon offsetting.
Why I support the Historic
Albert was a champion of Victorian innovation and industry - and
apparently very fond of gadgets! In
this video I champion the campaign to transform Kensington Palace by
2012, I tell you a bit more about my love of the Victorians - and
explain why you should play your part in the palace's future.
not an inventor and I have no mechanism for helping inventors.
you need help with patenting please approach the Patent Office. Or if you want advice and information about
developing ideas, why not approach