To give the 2019 Beach Lecture in the Department of Biochemistry, and visit good friends and colleagues in a great, new research laboratory.
23 March. At a rough guess, about twice the number of people who were at the March for a People’s Vote.
A long wait at the advertised starting point in Park Lane. A bottleneck into Piccadilly. We eventually turned into Green Park, eventually to meet our daughter, Sophie. Lunch in St. James’s Park and then to Parliament Square, still crowded long after the speeches has finished. In addition to the route of the march itself, many roads in the West End had been closed, apparently in response to unexpectedly large crowds.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 5 – 9 August 2018
This was a fine meeting with many reports of first-rate new research. My own contribution was entitled Two-component redox regulatory control in the origins of oxygen evolution, cyanobacteria, and chloroplasts. Some photos… The first is a remarkable UBC memorial. The last is the location of the banquet, in the Museum of Anthropology.