Freeman and I are just finishing up (thanks to Penguin) 8 days in England and Wales... including our first visit to Winchester together since 1955. Highlight was the Hay-on-Wye literary festival in Wales, with science well represented. Some 800 people packed the tent for Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones' Diary) and the tent was even more packed for Oliver Sacks. Dinner for four in a small Welsh hotel (followed by dessert outside under a threatening sky) included Oliver Sacks, Carl Djerassi, and Freeman Dyson. A memorable night...

[ps we also met up with Kevin Kelly, his family, and Brian Eno at the Science Museum in Kensington to see Danny Hillis' clock...]

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