b. Corsham, Wiltshire, England, Chartered Research Biologist,
Author and Broadcaster; m. Janice May Smith, 2 sons, 2 daughters,
2 foster-children. Education: Biology, Cardiff University.
Personal Radio and Television Programmes: Science Now;
Where Are You Taking Us?; Its Your Line; Food for Thought;
Heart Attack; Computer Challenge (game show). Editor: Science
Diary; Science and Technical Authors Newsletter; Biology
History. Books include: Microbiology and Food, 1970; Nonscience,
1971; Revealing Lens, 1973; Patterns of Sex, 1978; Cult
of the Expert, 1982; Single Lens, 1985; Leeuwenhoek
Legacy, 1991; Images of Science, 1992; First
Encyclopedia of Science, 1993. Co-author: The Cardiff
Book, 1971; Viral Pollution of the Environment, 1983; Walking
in Britain, 1988; Sex and Your Health, 1989.
Contributor to: The Times; Guardian; New Scientist; Nature;
Microscopy; Private Eye; Daily Telegraph; British Medical
Chairman of Nutrition and Fellow, Royal Society of Health;
Member of Council, National Book League; President, European
Union of Science Journalists Associations; Chairman,
Science and Technical Writers, Society of Authors, London; Head
of Entertainments and Vice Chairman, Savage Club, London.
Fellow, and Member of Court of Governors, Cardiff University; Member of Council and Chairman of History Sector, Institute of Biology; Zoological Secretary and Surveyor of Scientific Instruments, Linnean Society; Member of Council, Society for the Application of Research. Directorships: British Mensa (UK), National Science Centre (UK), McCrone Research Institute (USA), Van Leeuwenhoek Institute (USA).