Welcome to Tales & Shapes


A very warm welcome to my website.

I am a scientist and a photographer, a public speaker and a storyteller, a landscape traveller and a gardener.

In my storytelling pages, I share what I can offer and the projects I am currently working on. They are many and varied, can be performance or talk oriented, for learning or entertainment. They all share a common thread: a deep wonder for the natural word, a deep questioning of the mysteries of life, a deep longing for reconnection, a search for how to live in harmony and peace with the world.

In my photography pages, I share galleries of black & white, darkroom printed photographs, as well as colour images gleaned mostly on outdoor journeys.

See below for upcoming events, and if any of this resonates with you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I also blog occasionally on art and nature related topics, be prepared for images, and the odd story.

Happy browsing!

Upcoming events

Most have been postponed due to Covid-19. Please watch this space for further announcements as the lockdown eases. Thank you!

  • ‘Touching on Infinity’ – a journey to infinity and beyond, exploring ideas from mathematics, astronomy & theology. York Festival of Ideas, June 2021.
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drawing by Jess Wallace