Here you will find links to more extensive pieces of writing (too long for a normal post). Some of these have been published elsewhere others are parts of work in progress.
“The authority of science and the postmodern reformation”, first published in Interdisciplinary Science Reviews June 2003, pp76-82
The Popularisation of Science: 1890-1914 is a chapter taken from my book Media Science Before the Great War. It is mostly based on a survey of eight mass circulation magazines but does sometimes range a little more widely.
“Filby” is work in progress. It uses the character of Filby from H.G. Wells’s story The Time Machine as a way of exploring the real and imaginary in Victorian visions of science and technology.
– Ice on the Thames is an alternative opening that introduces the character of Filby
– Filby: who is Filby? (First presented as part of paper for the International Society for Cultural History annual conference on “Cultural Histories: close readings, critical syntheses”, University of Turku, May 2010.
– The Anthropic Atlas first appeared in Wavelength, December 1992, p.8.