A Brief Word

Raised in Lancashire on a diet of black peas, stock cars and Manchester United, but in self-imposed exile in London since 1997.

After a childhood mainly spent playing football and cricket, I left The North for a subject that i loved – planetary science. My interest in taking things apart to see how they worked (but not necessarily putting them back together) was probably an early sign of my scientific ‘tendencies’. I’ve now got an MSci and PhD from UCL, as well as an ever-growing box of left-over parts.

When not in a cold-room or travelling for work, I can usually be found foraging for food (not an easy task in London), getting carried away with projects, or taking part in a bit of Sunday league.

Dr Peter M Grindrod

Department of Earth Sciences
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD