I thought some of you might like to know that Don’t Dumb Me Down has, rather improbably in some respects, won “Best Feature” at the Science Writers Awards (Â£2,000 and I got to meet Attenborough! Nice!).
And the week before, I got “Best Freelancer 2006” at the Medical Journalism Awards (Â£500. I mention these figures in the name of transparency, but more importantly the MJA award is voted for by Medical Journalists Association members).
When I started writing Bad Science [start moving classical music here] me and my friends thought we were the only ones who got annoyed by the stuff that gets in the column.
Anyway, my mother hasn’t been so proud since I got RSM Grade 5 Tuba in 1989, and anyone particularly eagle-eyed will notice that I am wearing exactly the same stripedshirt/palebluesuit combo to every single awards night, including the other ABSW one from 2003, which I’ve posted at the bottom for comparison.
This was a coincidence, but it is now my lucky blue romper outfit.
I do not get a prize for knowing how to size images.