• On 10 December I'm flying East to give some lectures at The University of Tokyo. After the general anaesthetic, the long-haul flight - two treats in two months. The anaesthetic and the plane fall into the same category of relaxation. While I'm unconscious or flying, I'm not supposed to be doing anything else. Or probably I am, but there's not much anyone can do about it right now. Especially not me. So relax, lie back, you won't feel a thing. Imagine being an astronaut. Everyone would understand when you didn't pick up the phone. I don't know whether it says this on the poster, but if in Tokyo feel free to come along.  

    Dec 01,