sciencebod

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Gender MALE
Occupation Retired
Location Sometimes England, sometimes the South of France, currently Gibraltar, East Anglia, United Kingdom
Introduction Colin Berry, aka sciencebod, is a retired PhD researcher/teacher/academic who has worked in industry, medical schools, schools, food and biomedical research (mainly in the UK, but also in W.Africa and the United States). He's best known for his work on RESISTANT STARCH, recently described as "the trendiest form of dietary fibre". See also his specialist Shroud of Turin blog on www.shroudofturinwithoutallthehype.wordpress.com with over 200 postings to date.
Interests Current affairs, science, especially cosmology and evolution, travel, finance, blogging and more besides...
Favorite Movies The Godfather, The Go-Between, Most Clint Eastwood "westerns", Cat Ballou, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Producers, Some Like it Hot, M. Hulot's Holiday, The Dambusters, LOTR (Return of the King), Star Wars (first in original trilogy), Bond (esp. On Her Majesty's Secret Sevice), The Ipcress File, A Hard Day's Night, Walk the Line, The Queen, M.A.S.H., Easy Rider, Naked Gun, Shane, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Terminator, Lawrence of Arabia, Predator, Flight of the Phoenix, Battle of the Bulge, Midnight Cowboy, Saturday Night Fever
Favorite Music Anything by Sibelius, most things by Ravel, Mussorsky, Elgar, Vaughan-Williams, Beatles, Stones, Chet Atkins, Adam Faith, Karen Carpenter, Genesis, Dire Straits, Metallica, Clannad, Latin Pan Pipe music, Ventures, the Bee Gees (esp. Saturday Night Fever), Buddy Holly, some Elvis Presley, Beach Boys, Everley Brothers, James Brown, Fats Domino, A K Mensah, Neneh Cherry & Youssou N'Dour, Shakira, Arctic Monkeys, Kooks, Oasis, to be continued
Favorite Books Language in Thought and Action (S I Hayakawa), Adrian Mole Diaries (Sue Townsend), Anything written by Bill Bryson, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Eating People is Wrong ; The History Man (Malcolm Bradbury), The Warden, Barchester Towers (Anthony Trollope), Day of the Jackal and others ( Frederick Forsyth), Flashman papers (George McDonald Fraser), Jeeves and Bertie Wooster (P G Wodehouse), to be continued...