Category Archives: London

Town Called Malice

I went to a gig on Friday night. That in itself is probably worth a blog post, but this gig was a bit special because the Younger Pawn was playing bass in a band called Charles and the Big Boys, … Continue reading

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On a hill

Jenny and I took some friends around the Rotherhithe peninsula yesterday, cutting through Russia Dock Woodlands and finally climbing Stave Hill. From the top of Stave Hill you can appreciate just how flat London geography really is. The Hill’s not … Continue reading

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On biological modelling

You can take the rat out of the lab… … but you can’t complete translation without a ribosome.

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Downbound Train

A funny thing happened on the way to Borough this evening. The train was delayed as we pulled into Old Street. The driver said there was a faulty train ahead being taken out of service. He warned us that lots … Continue reading

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If you’ve ever seen my Flickr stream you might realize I’m quite fond of birds. Even here in Zone 2 there are a lot of birds around—especially in our garden. Blue tits, great tits, long-tailed tits, robins, dunnocks, goldfinches, wrens, … Continue reading

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On biological modelling

Complement activation

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On a drop of water

One of these days, I’ll treat myself to a proper camera attachment for my microscope. In the meantime, here’s what we can achieve by pointing the iPhone at one of the oculars. And a movie: Here’s the little guy at … Continue reading

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No fishing


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Morning has broken

There’ll be more on this little project… later.

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London’s burning

It’s been a strange couple of days. We’re sitting at our laptops, trying to work but keeping an eye on the Telegraph‘s live feed and another eye on Twitter. There are sirens in the middle distance. Tits and sparrows are … Continue reading

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