London, England

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: Sandwalk, Down House, Darwin, nature, photography, London, England, Bromley, England Darwin’s Down House near Bromley, England, a short train ride away from London. This view of the house was snapped from the gardens in back of the house. If you look closely, you can see part of the cafe (under the blue umbrellas) to…

tags: London England, Harry Potter film sites London, Harry Potter, photography, photoessay This is the snake cage at the London Zoo that was in a scene from the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. In the film, this cage held a Burmese boa constrictor. In real life, this cage holds a…

tags: London England, Harry Potter film sites London, Harry Potter, photography, photoessay Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross in London, England. This is not the original platform used in the film, which is between platforms 4 and 5 at Kings Cross, but it is a cute little tourist memorial to the film. Image: GrrlScientist 4…

tags: London England, science-themed pubs, Nature Network Science conference You might recall that I went on a science-theme based pub crawl Friday before the Nature Network Conference was held. We went to four different pubs, starting with the Jeremy Bentham, the Museum Tavern, the Ben Crouch Tavern and the John Snow. Here is a podcast…

London Update: Where I Stayed

Front door to London’s Piccadilly Backpackers. Image: GrrlScientist 6 September 2008 [larger view]. For those of you coming to London who might be searching for a cheap and livable place to crash, there is a hostel in Piccadilly Circus called Piccadilly Backpackers. That’s where I am staying (in a coed dorm — even though they…

My gratitude to you, my readers, is inexpressible for sending me to London for the Nature Network Science blog conference. This was an amazing gift and I was so thrilled to meet so many amazing scientists who write so eloquently about their craft, their careers, and their personal lives for the purpose of educating and…

The Evil Professor Steve Steve

Professor Steve Steve sleeps on the bar, shitfaced. Image GrrlScientist 29 August 2008 [larger view]. Free advice for men: this is bad behavior when spending time with a single female, especially if she has to carry your mouldering carcass home with her.

I found a decent pub in London that provides free wifi and a wall outlet so I can plug in my laptop and stay until they shoo me out when the pubs close! Can you hear me screaming in ecstacy? Of course, it had to be my last night here, just before I have to…

tags: London England, Harry Potter film sites London, Harry Potter, photography, photoessay Classic telephone box in London. These are an endangered species. Telephone boxes appear throughout the Harry Potter films, particularly as an entrance into the Ministry of Magic in the fifth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. When the…

Arriving Home in a Hurricane?

YIKES! I am arriving home tomorrow early afternoon, in the middle of a dying hurricane. If my flight manages to land without problems (unlikely), I still have to rely on the train to get home and NYC subways tend to flood when the rain gets heavy, as is predicted for Sunday, especially the subway line…