Adam Hart-Davis is a freelance writer and lecturer – former presenter on television of Local Heroes, Tomorrow’s World, What the Romans (and others) Did for Us, and many other series. He has collected various awards for both television and radio, as well as four medals and 14 honorary doctorates.

He has read several books, and written about 35; the most recent were Very Heath Robinson, Pavlov’s Dog, Schrödinger’s Cat, and Fibonacci’s Rabbits. He is an active member of the local U3A, and spends a lot of time hacking at green wood, making chairs, tables, bowls, and spoons. He is a member of many associations, including the Association of Pole-lathe Turners, and the British Toilet Association. 

He lectures on diverse subjects, from Toilets and history to Are we alone in the universe? and has given more than 100 talks, to audiences ranging from The Royal Society, The Royal Institution, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to schools, small local history groups, and the captive audiences on cruise ships. He lives in south Devon with his wife Sue Blackmore, two cats, and four chickens.