New exhibition!

Geography and the Peopling of Britain

Oxford University Museum of Natural History 9 February – 16 September 2018

From the arrival of the earliest modern humans to the people of the present day, Settlers tells the dynamic story of Britain’s ever-changing population as revealed by genetics, archaeology and demography.


I am a science writer, biographer, author and broadcaster. I live in Oxford, UK, and write about science and scientists past and present.

I write mainly about the life sciences, then and now, and also have a particular interest in women in science. I’m fascinated by the lives of scientists and their interactions with the society in which they live.