Jon has been writing about science, publics and policy for some decades – most often around life sciences. Along the way he’s worked for Times Higher Education and Allen Lane/Penguin Press, been head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies at UCL, and run a Master’s in creative non-fiction at Imperial College. Jon now lives in Bristol where he mainly writes books. His written or edited titles include Frankenstein’s Footsteps: Science, genetics and popular culture (Yale, 1998), which won an award from the BMA, The Rough Guide to Genetics (2005) and the Rough Guide to the Future (2010), which was shortlisted for the Royal Society science book prize. Jon’s last book was I, Super Organism - Learning to Love Your Inner Ecosystem. His next will be Cracking Neuroscience, in September 2018. He is a director of Real World Visuals, an environmental communications specialist in Bristol and a visiting lecturer in science publishing at Bath Spa University. He also has a thrillingly encyclopedic knowledge of jazz, even though he cannot play it.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Friday 21 September
SCOTLAND CHAMPIONSHIP in partnership with ACCA at the Scottish Parliament, sponsored by Ross Greer MSP
Friday 9 November
DORSET CHAMPIONSHIP at Sherborne Girls School
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