'Sideways Look' Blog

Time Marches On

My PhD supervisor, Michael Day, died on June 1st, 2018, aged 91. Until a few months before his death, from the complications of bowel cancer, he was fit and well.

Voices from the Past (2)

Louis Leakey’s presentation of the results of research at Olduvai was the focus of the The Origin of Man symposium sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Resear

Voices from the Past

Many conferences have been devoted to the topic of human origins.

A Woman in Science

Some people make an impression out of all proportion to the time you spend with them. For me, Hertha de Villiers – who died at the end of May last year – was one of those people.