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I have written a few general papers, including a discussion of the influence of Galileo on John Milton (Prometheus), the question of whether science is bankrupting religion (New Scientist), research at the Vatican Academy of Sciences (Sunday Times), and a comment on Italy's "Saints and Sinners" (In Other Words).

One of my great pleasures is the theatre, and I have reviewed a number of productions for the press, including BBC Oxford.


Literary works and reviews

  1. Biggin S. Tuscan Artist with Optic Glass - The Influence of Galileo on John Milton. Proc. Congress Galileo Revisited, UNESCO, Venice, 12-13 Sept 1991. UNESCO, 1993, Prometheus, Nov 1993
  2. Biggin S. Do we really need the universe? New Scientist, 26 Nov 1994
  3. Biggin S. Italy's Saints and Sinners. In Peter Bush (ed.), In Other Words, J. Literary Translators, Soc. Authors, UK, Summer 1996. ISSN 1361-911X
  4. Biggin S (contributing author). Pope builds telescope to find God. Sunday Times, 14 Dec 1997
  5. Biggin S. A Midsummer Night's Dream, BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/stage/2004/03/midsummer_review.shtml, Mar 2004
  6. Biggin S. Solid Silver 60s, BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/stage/2004/03/solid_silver_60s_show_review.shtml, Mar 2004
  7. Biggin S. Tom & Viv, BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/stage/2004/03/tom_and_viv.shtml, Mar 2004
  8. Biggin S. The Beauty Queen of Leenane, BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/stage/2004/04/the_beauty_queen_of_leneene.shtml, Mar 2004
  9. Biggin S. School for Scandal, BBC: www.bbc.co.uk/oxford/stage/2004/05/school_for_scandal_preview.shtml, May 2004
  10. Biggin S. Anna Karenina at The Fourcroft, Tenby Observer, 29 Nov 2013
  11. Biggin S. Swanlake at Swansea Grand, Tenby Observer, 13 Dec 2013


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