Georgina Ferry has impeccable credentials as both a science and a Shakespeare buff. Having established herself as a science journalist through writing in New Scientist magazine and broadcasting on BBC Radio, she is today better known for her popular science books and scientific biographies (DOROTHY HODGKIN: A Life; THE COMMON THREAD: A Story of Science, Politics, Ethics and the Human Genome; A COMPUTER CALLED LEO: Lyons Teashops and the World’s First Office Computer; and MAX PERUTZ AND THE SECRET OF LIFE) and her articles on science and culture in the Guardian and Nature. On the theatre side, she is a founder member of the Abbey Shakespeare Players, who have performed each August for 23 years to sellout audiences in St Dogmaels Abbey, Pembrokeshire. In this capacity she has played roles from Miranda in The Tempest to Cerimon in Pericles, and directed productions of Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing and Henry IV Part I and Part II. She lives in Oxford.
'rapidly turning into the most interesting science writer going' -Guardian