Dr Philbin will see you now ;-)

I’ve a very proud moment coming up on Thursday when De Montfort University, in my home city will award me an Honorary Doctorate in technology. It’s a real thrill and I’m very flattered. I grew up in Leicester and from a sixteen year old’s...

Hard hats and Trim phones

You’ll have to forgive the murky pictures but I’ve had a fabulous experience this week. One of the real perks of the job. I was invited to explore the BT Tower, a building that has real resonance for me. As a kid, I watched it being built and was...

The World Tomorrow

I had a great experience just before Christmas. I sat in a studio with a group of enthusiastic young scientists to record an updated radio version of Tomorrow’s World for 5Live. It’s set for transmission tonight at 9.30 pm and will be repeated on New Years day at 9pm....

How can Technology improve life in Birmingham?

I asked Twitter for help with a brief talk I gave at Birmingham Art Gallery on Thursday night to spark and inform a discussion about ways technology could make a real difference to the city. Chatting to people upfront of the day , I was struck by the number of times I...

World Skills

World Skills is an extraordinary event.  From plumbers to garden designers, pastry chefs to car mechanics, cabinet makers to welders, hundreds of young people come from all over the world to compete for coveted gold medals. The scale of the show is colossal –...