'Sideways Look' Blog


Time Marches On

September 08, 2018

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)

July 31, 2018

Voices from the Past

July 01, 2018

Hertha de Villiers

A Woman in Science

March 14, 2018


Professional Generosity

October 26, 2016

Dart with Taung skull

Man of Grit

June 12, 2016


Man of Character

June 01, 2016

Forty Years On

March 13, 2016

Elwyn Simons died a week ago today. He was 85. My condolences to Friderun, his children and grandchildren, and to his many colleagues.

Hidden Treasures

October 30, 2015

Glynn Isaac

A Very Special Archeologist

October 05, 2015

Thirty years ago today, Glynn Isaac, then aged 47, died.

Two Versions - One Reality

September 09, 2015