Gross indecency petition: pardoning the past

Today, descendants of Alan Turing will take a petition signed by over 500,000 people to Downing Street. The petition to pardon all men who were convicted under the ‘gross indecency’ law has clearly resonated with the public, but I haven’t signed it. I can’t sign it because I do not think it is the right thing to…

Exhibitions to see in 2015

Inspired by the ‘ones to watch’ lists that turn up this time of year, I’ve put together a list of exhibitions to look out for and forward to in 2015. TimeOut published a similar list, and some of their suggestions are included here, but I wanted to highlight exhibitions outside of London too, and focus…

#RhymeYourPhD

Inspired by Richard Blackmore, who shared their #RhymeYourPhD this morning, here’s my thesis in rhyming form. The idea came over the weekend from Liesbeth Corens – you can read about the inspiration behind it on Richard’s post here (which includes his excellent contribution). I can’t remember the last time I wrote something in rhyme, but this was…