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I regularly review trade and academic books, for mainstream publications and specialised journals. Here are a few (more or less) recent examples:


  • Gillian Adler and Paul Strohm, Alle Thyng Hath Tyme: Time and Medieval Life (2023). Reviewed in History Today, May 2023

  • Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Medieval Meteorology: Forecasting the Weather from Aristotle to the Almanac (2019). Reviewed in Speculum 97:1, 2022

  • Paul Sen, Einstein’s Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe (2021). Reviewed in History Today, June 2021

  • Patricia Fara, Life After Gravity: Isaac Newton's London Career (2021). Reviewed in BBC History Magazine

  • C. Philipp E. Nothaft, Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe (2018). Reviewed in Speculum 95:2, 2020. 

  • Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas et al., eds. Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures (2019). Reviewed in Isis 111:3, 2020

  • Matthew Boyd Goldie, Scribes of Space: Place in Middle English Literature and Late Medieval Science (2019). Reviewed in The Mediaeval Journal 9:2, 2019.​​

With UN Secretary General António Guterres, in Cambridge to receive an honorary degree, November 2021

Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

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