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17th October 2019

Visit to Purdue University

Filed under: Diary — John Allen @ 4:42 pm

To give the 2019 Beach Lecture in the Department of Biochemistry, and visit good friends and colleagues in a great, new research laboratory.

25th March 2019

Put it to the People

Filed under: Diary,Not extinct — John Allen @ 4:41 am

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.

31st December 2018

Ship Cottage, Pwll Du

Filed under: Diary — John Allen @ 6:54 pm

A birthday return to the Gower in mid-December. Wonderful. Atrocious weather was just part of the adventure.

Recommended.

The Cottage and Annex
The location
The cast of the murder mystery

The 22 October March for a People’s Vote

Filed under: Diary — John Allen @ 6:26 pm

Across the Severn for a few days

Filed under: Diary — John Allen @ 6:15 pm

Leaving our youngest daughter as a full-fledged undergraduate student, Carol and I paused in South Wales.

Tintern Abbey

Eleanor leaves for Bristol University

Filed under: Diary,Not extinct — John Allen @ 6:03 pm

Among a large class of 2018, on September 22nd Bristol University received our youngest daughter, Eleanor, to read Zoology. We wish her well. It’s a great place, and she is a multi-talented young lady.

2nd October 2018

The official website of the Nobel Prize – NobelPrize.org

Filed under: Diary — John Allen @ 10:31 am

Source: The official website of the Nobel Prize – NobelPrize.org

1st October 2018

Announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018

Filed under: About science,Diary,Nobel Prize announcements — John Allen @ 5:56 am

30th September 2018

Nobel prize announcements 2018

Filed under: About science,Diary,Nobel Prize announcements — John Allen @ 9:36 pm

THE NOBEL PRIZE

Physiology or Medicine – Monday 1 October, 10:30 a.m. BST at the earliest
Physics – Tuesday 2 October, 10:45 a.m. BST at the earliest
Chemistry – Wednesday 3 October, 10:45 a.m. BST at the earliest

12th August 2018

16th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes

Filed under: About science,Not extinct — John Allen @ 9:49 am

16th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes

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.

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