Science, People & Politics, Volume 1, 22.10.05.
An edited version of this feature appears in the November, 2005 issue of Astronomy Now
The Silver Fox
by Helen Gavaghan
When Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and soon to be President of the Royal Society (PRS), opened the door of the Master's Lodge at Trinity College, Cambridge what struck me was that he is contained - guarded even, yet with an impish sense of humour. During lunch
and our interview he spoke of astronomy and physics with the practised ease of someone who has spent a lifetime popularising theoretical astrophysics.