About REBECCA PRIESTLEYI’m a science historian and writer. I write about all sorts of things, but I’m mostly interested in New Zealand’s science history, about which I’ve curated two exhibitions, The Art of Science and Butterflies, Boffins & Black Smokers. I write a regular science column for The Listener, which you can read here, and I’ve completed four books, which you can read more about here. I’m now working on an anthology of Antarctic science, which should be finished ... soon and trying to decide between two new book projects: a worthy history of science biography and a fun contemporary science story. Perhaps I'll do both. I mostly blog when I'm adventuring - most of these posts are from recent trips to Antarctica and the Kermadec Islands.
- Suitably cold night in Wellington for the NZ Antarctic Society's midwinter toasts. Love these old #Antarctic traditions ❄️ 🐧 ❄️ 🍷 ❄️ 16 hours ago
- RT @royalsocietynz: Excellent #matariki event @Te_Papa today! Here's @DanHikuroa's paper on the relevance of mātauranga Māori https://t.co/… 1 day ago
- RT @drlambchop: I dunno… this ust seems like the ultimate white person’s gadget. twitter.com/xeni/status/87… 2 days ago
- RT @thomasngmorris: Advice from 1837: "An intelligent boy can best withdraw it by a hand well oiled and introduced into the rectum" https:/… 2 days ago
- RT @nzscientists: pretty much 24 hours to go - last minute registers and walk-ups possible eventbrite.co.nz/e/the-new-zeal… and follow the action at… 2 days ago