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I am a writer specialising in science, technology, heritage and culture. My latest book is Cracking the Elements published by Hachette, revealing tales of intrigue behind the 118 elements in the periodic table.

Much of my writing is for museums and exhibitions, and I have worked on projects with the Science Museum Group, National Trust, Royal Shakespeare Company, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Music, Oxford University and the Royal Society, as well as on permanent and touring exhibitions all over the world. I also increasingly work on scripts for short films and shows.

With Dea Birkett, I run TextWorkshop, offering text-writing training – and access to our archive of funny examples of text – to museum colleagues.

I run consultancy projects with organisations wanting to develop their thinking around new galleries or exhibitions.

I served as a school governor for over ten years, including chairing the secondary school local board for three years. As a volunteer I ran weekly author workshops with students at Dashwood Banbury Academy, and later, weekly science workshops for Wykham Park Academy.

I also love singing and am a member of Read and Write and Liam Vincent and the Odd Foxes.

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