Welcome to The Soft Anonymous! This blog is my humble attempt to write about science in an accessible way, with a healthy smattering of humour, culture, and excursions into the unknown.
When I’m not rambling on about stuff here, I work as an editorial assistant at BBC Focus magazine. I’ve also written for publications including Physics World, Cosmos, and online science magazine Guru, and in 2011 I was a finalist in the Wellcome Trust / Guardian Science Writing Prize. You can read a selection of my articles here.
Before getting the writing bug, I studied physics at Nottingham University, followed by a PhD in climate science at Reading University (my thesis topic was El Niño).
Why ‘The Soft Anonymous’? It’s a line from a Sylvia Plath poem that I thought would make a good band name. As I’m not in said band, I decided to use it for this blog instead.
The blog header image is from Codex Seraphinianus, a beautiful and surreal encyclopedia of an imagined world by Luigi Serafini.
If you have any comments or questions about my blog, you can contact me here!