Like many students, I found the drudgery of real experiments and the slowness of progress a complete shock, and at my low points I contemplated other alternative careers including study of the philosophy or sociology of science.
My parents were born in Norfolk and spent their early years working in the big houses of that rural English… (read more)
This time at Birmingham turned me into a general biologist, and ever since then I have always tried to take… (read more)
At age 11 in 1960, I moved to an academic state secondary school, Harrow County Grammar School for Boys.
My parents were neither wealthy nor academic, but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely supportive of my academic… (read more)
Therefore, I reasoned that study of the cell cycle responsible for the reproduction of cells was important and might even… (read more)
A key issue in developmental biology at that time was the problem of how cells underwent differentiation, with most workers… (read more)
During the winter my attention was attracted to the changes in the stars and planets in the sky.
Better understanding of the natural world not only enhances all of us as human beings, but can also be harnessed… (read more)