You may have noticed that I’ve not posted about the Christmas Lectures for a while. Mostly that’s because I’ve been somewhat busy, but there are also a couple of contractual issues. They’re probably ignorable, but I’ll have to be even more careful than I usually am about work-related postings.
However, you can read the authorised version of what we’ve been up to as a weekly column in the Planet Science newsletter. At least, that’s the intention. This week there’s a moderately dreadful picture of me, which should be incentive enough to take something better during Monday’s performances.
Performances? Oh, yes. We have two test audiences in on Monday, for the lecturer to practice on. James was doing a sterling job last week sorting out props for it, and in the process trying to find a system for managing props on the day. It’s a hard job (I know, I did it fifteen years ago…), but he’s rising to the challenge like a champ.
I’ll let you know how it goes.