Mike recently participated in the Edinburgh Fringe’s Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, putting on a show that challenged preconceptions about plastics and the decisions we make, arguing that we need to use MORE plastic, not less, to save the world. The show was super fun (thanks to the help of comedian Susan Morrison) and hopefully alsoContinue reading “Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas”
This week Mike was inducted into the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland. This is a prestigious honour, and also an interesting opportunity. The Young Academy was started by the Royal Society of Edinburgh as a youthful model of their own activities, bringing together emerging leaders in science, humanities, arts, business and civil society.Continue reading “The Young Academy of Scotland”
Sherlock Holmes was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and scholar who studied medicine, anatomy and, importantly, chemistry at the University of Edinburgh. Recent research has shown a very strong link to the chemical content of the Sherlock Holmes writing and the lectures that Professor Crum Brown taught DoyleContinue reading “Where’d you learn your chemistry from, Sherlock?”
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Check out my Research in a Nutshell. Hey General Public! Would you and General Disarray like to learn more about our research? Then click!
Missed Mike performing? Want to miss it again? Then plan to wash your hair on Sunday August 4th because he’ll be performing as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. UPDATE: Ok, you’ll need to wash your hair on both Saturday August 3rd AND Sunday August 4th. Mike will also be performing on the BBC Potterrow stageContinue reading “One More Time!”
WARNING: Bawdy language and hilarious jokes await! Click here to see a video of Mike on stage at The Stand in Edinburgh! Mike’s first chance to do stand-up comedy through the Bright Club was pretty awesome and highly enjoyable (for him – questionable for the audience). Enjoy!
UPDATE: You can now see the video online! Check Mike out on YouTube! Tomorrow afternoon (Friday, February 22nd), Mike is giving a talk at the “Global Challenges Grounded Solutions” TEDx Edinburgh event. Entitled “Saving the World One Plastic Fork At a Time”, he will use his 12 minutes to explain what it is we actually doContinue reading “TEDx Edinburgh (on YouTube!)”