North London Stitch Up

A fortnightly knitting group that I set up in January 2014. Links to Cricklewood Residents' Association and other local groups. We can teach a range of knitting, crochet, and embroidery techniques for all levels of skill, from beginner right up to expert.

Three Wise Magicians

I will be chairing a panel discussion featuring three professional magicians - Laura London, Harry DeCruz and Marc Kerstein - at the Nine Worlds Conference in Heathrow on 10th August.

A Skeptic’s Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t!

At The Summer House Weekend festival, I will be presenting some tried and tested methods for successfully identifying fakery, distortion and downright hogwash in modern media. From dodgy statistics to opinion presented as fact, I'll be arming you with the basic tools you'll need to make sure you don't get fooled again.

The Summer House Weekend Pre-Production

A short but ambitious project - pre-production for The Summer House Weekend festival 14-18th August. In the run-up to the festival, I have been assisting the festival chief with coordinating dancers, artists, therapists, engineers, and crew members to make this the best summer festival yet.

This Is Improbable: The Ig Nobel Awards 2014

Managing This is Improbable: The Ig Nobel Awards 2014 at Conway Hall, London, an evening of Improbable Dramatic Readings from bizarre, genuine research reports. Marc Abrahams compered a series of science communicators:  Stevyn Colgan [QI]; Julie Gould [Nature]; Kate Arkless Gray; Trish Groves [BMJ]; James Harkin [QI]; Polina Harkin [St Luke's]; Valerie Jamieson [New Scientist];  Alok Jha [The Guardian]; Imran Khan [British Science Association]; Molly Oldfield[QI];  Tim Radford [The Guardian]; and Annette … Continue reading This Is Improbable: The Ig Nobel Awards 2014