Just a brief post as I am super busy. I kicked off the opening of QED in Manchester at the weekend which was such a blast after a week of intense teaching. It had a really good turnout and I think the talk went down well. Certainly there was enough laughter at dog’s butts, blowing up teddy bears, Fawlty Towers, the joy of left hand love and all the other crowd pleasers. Even dowsing for the hand grenade worked really well. As you can see I had an enforcer to make sure that they laughed and applauded at the right bits.
I must admit that I was pretty exhausted after my stint but I did manage to catch other talks including a great one on the problems of time travel by Jim Al-Khalili. I got a chance to talk to Jim who was lovely. Finally got to meet Kylie Sturgess (Podblack) in person. Also spent time talking to George Hrab who did a superb job as host for the event. George introduced me to Milton Mermikides who wrote the music for the video promo in the last post. Milton is a fascinating guy who knows first hand the importance of science and medicine – but that’s another story. I caught up with the usual suspects on the bill and generally had a great time.
Anyway, back to the real world and that huge pile of work that needs addressing.