Singing Science

Writing with scientists and songwriters from Devon and beyond in the beautiful surroundings of Dartmoor is a memory with some wonderful contrasts. Balanced against the somewhat negative science messages of how climate change will be detrimental to the nat ...


From Beetles to Bananas

Creative Writing Workshop at Nethercott House, Farms for City Children, Iddesleigh, Devon July 19th 2018 The moorland glowed behind me more yellow than green, dried out, hot. With the Sat Nav ‘recalculating’ I headed downhill between hedgerows along na ...


Shells in Gardens

For a few years now, I have increasingly thought that art could be a powerful medium for science communication, capturing the minds of people who will not absorb the messages of traditional science communication for whatever reason (not interested, not ty ...


Adventures in Animation

It's the 3rd May, Day Two of our Climate Stories Scientists' Workshop. I'm sitting in the magnificent Great Hall of Dartington Hall in Totnes, and I'm looking across to the printmaking tables of our printmaking workshop. 4 rickety trestle tables have b ...


Glistening Jewels

In the last few days there has been plenty of opportunity to reflect on the effects of climate change.  More frequent and extreme weather events, melting ice, disruption to normal seasonal patterns of growth. First we experienced the lowest temperature ...