Nance Wilson’s Popup Jazz Club

A good time was had by all at the Rushden (Herts) jazz celebration on 19 November. Many musicians, much food, appreciative audience, memorable music. For me, the high point was a set on clarinet with David Ward’s trio (David on guitar, Michael Coughlin on bass, Tony Bevan on drums) and Nance on vocal duty. Here are…

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Plant ageing at Kew

I will be giving two talks on the subject of Plant Ageing at a meeting in the Treeworks Seminar series, to be held at Kew Gardens on 17 May 2016 (details here). I’ll be presenting ideas about time, change and mortality. The personal and societal challenges of growing old are topics much in the news these days….

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Archaeological discovery

Here’s a newspaper review of what might just be my first ever public piano performance. Carbon dating says it’s 50 (!) years old. ‘A lazy, lackadaisical, almost boring session’. We’ve all passed a lot of water since then.

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