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Podcasts: The Weather Experiment

Clouds over Filey Bay -June 2015 It’s been a busy/brilliant summer so far with trips to literary festivals at Hay on Wye, Greenwich, York, Harrogate and Buxton. Thank you to anyone who has ventured out to listen to me talking about Robert FitzRoy, clouds and meteorology. There’s a few more things coming up before I […]

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Clouds, Storms & Music Event at City University

In the performance space at City University I’m really excited about this event that’s happening at City University in conjunction with WAM. WAM (Weather Art and Music) was set up in 2012, as a special interest group of the Royal Meteorological Society. Their aim was to “bring meteorology and climate science to a wider public” […]

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The Weather Experiment on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

Last week The Weather Experiment was BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. It was superbly done – Tim McMullan makes a very fine, poised FitzRoy – and for the next few weeks the broadcasts will be available on iPlayer. Here’s a list with links to the five episodes: Stormy Weather The Weather Report Shipwreck and […]

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On Robert FitzRoy and misremembering history

(Cloudscape over the Thames, 04-05-15) I’ve been listening to George Orwell’s The Road to Wigan Pier on my daily walks recently. Something that he wrote reminded me of the tendency of big events to overshadow everyday history. He was, he pointed out, visiting Yorkshire in 1936 when Adolf Hitler ordered his troops into the Rhineland. […]

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Filey Bay: Rain shower over Flamborough Head

I spent every other childhood holiday on the east Yorkshire coast visiting family. I’ve long wanted to go back and take a decent photograph of Filey Bay – the syrupy morning light, the vast skies reflecting in puddles on the sand (which is especially suited for cricket) – and I was happy to get this […]

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