I am variously a librarian, a magician, and a chemist. I spend my spare time learning to do/play/speak/act/sing/code/verb magic, unicycling, juggling, jazz, improvised comedy, Chinese, and other things.
Some things I have done
Medical record sharing should be welcomed and not feared: A topic guide on the benefits of and difficulties with large scale records-based medical research, produced for the Debating Matters competitition.
review.png: a review of The Way Through the Woods, a play I acted in.
http://www.tcs.cam.ac.uk/issue/theatre/review-the-revolution-will-not-be-improvised/: a review of The Revolution Will not be Improvised, a play I produced.
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?: a recording of Trinity Hall Big Band playing Sesame Street, conducted (and whistled and trumpeted) by me.
Here are some photographs of me performing magic at various events.
Some things I like
Radio is the best.
- This American Life, a programme with mostly factual/documentary stories on a theme.
- In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg coerces a group of academics to talk history. Or science, or philosophy, or whatever.
- More or Less on BBC radio 4 and More or Less on BBC World Service, about stats in the media. Also similar are Planet Money and Freakonomics Radio.
- Sawbones, about all of the stupid things humanity has done and called medicine.
- 99 percent invisible, about hidden design.