First post!

So, I thought I would just make an introductory post to begin with to explain a bit about what I intend this blog to be and why I have decided to do it.

I am currently a fourth year PhD student, starting to write up. So I am hoping that I can use this blog to provide a bit of light relief writing for myself, whilst still providing a way of staying tuned to the writing and research process.

The subject of the history of science has been a passion of mine for a while now, ever since school Chemistry days, when we watched a video on Sir Harry Kroto and the discovery of buckminsterfullerene. Stories of discoveries and the scientists behind them have since been very interesting to me, so I hope that I can tell people these stories, and perhaps inspire some readers in the process!