ROBIN HESKETH is a cancer biologist who has worked for many years in the University of Cambridge. He lives in a cottage just outside Cambridge with his wife Jane and two cats.
He has published over 100 research papers and written three textbooks on cancer, the most recent being “Introduction to Cancer Biology” (2013). His first venture into popular science writing, “Betrayed by Nature”, came out in 2012. Since then he has devoted much of his time to public engagement in science, including talking to schools. He gave the opening lecture of the 2013 Cambridge Science Festival, has participated in panel discussions at Cambridge Wordfest, appeared with comedian Robin Ince in ‘Happiness through Science’ and in the Christmas pantomime ‘Science Ghosts’ at The Bloomsbury Theatre, done a stand-up comedy routine for The Bright Club science cabaret, spoken on various radio shows in the UK (including The Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio 4) and North America, completed a lecture tour of Australia in April 2014 and was an invited speaker at the 2014 Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival. His next pop sci book “The Secret of Life” is due to be published in 2017. "Wooffie Says ..." is his first children's story book.
I really hope you enjoyed reading about Wooffie and ‘the girls’ and that the science and English points got you thinking! Here are my social media coordinates:
Blog: “Betrayed by Nature”, a commentary on current cancer topics for non-scientists: http://cancerforall.wordpress.com/
"The Oncogene Handbook", Academic Press, 620 pages. ISBN 0-12-344555-8 (1994).
"The Oncogene FactsBook", Academic Press, 370 pages. ISBN 0-12-344550-7 (1995).
"The Oncogene and Tumour Suppressor Gene FactsBook", Academic Press, 549 pages. ISBN 0-12-344548-5 (1997).
“Betrayed by Nature: The War on Cancer”, Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-33848-7 (2012). Cells, molecules and cancer for non-scientists.
“Introduction to Cancer Biology”, Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107601482 (2013). Undergraduate/post-graduate level textbook.
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Wooffie Says ...
by Robin Hesketh
Ten short stories for children about a cat called Wooffie. His peaceful life is turned upside down when his family take in two orphaned kittens but he finds a new role as a father figure, teaching them as much as he can. He’s especially keen on good English and science. Everything does not always go smoothly but, through all the chaos, Wooffie imparts his wisdom to his young charges.
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