John Tregoning gets to grips with a new world of work.
John Tregoning finds that lockdown challenges his identity as a scientist.
John Tregoning deals with work responsibilities alongside homeschooling and childcare.
John Tregoning tries (and sometimes fails) to resist the distractions of breadmaking and birdwatching while working from home.
Lockdowns offer a break from failed experiments, laboratory admin duties, airport check-ins and wearing shoes, says John Tregoning.
A brief return to the lab reminds John Tregoning of the limitations of remote meetings and how much he misses his research group, sharing data and chats about rubbish television.
John Tregoning finds inspiration in conferences, music and running.
John Tregoning overcomes his peer-review blues.
A stressful return to work after two days’ absence forces John Tregoning to prioritize his growing to-do list more ruthlessly.
John Tregoning ponders a staged reopening of his lab on campus.
A closed lab prompts John Tregoning to reflect on his early career, informed by his 12-year-old son’s response to COVID-19.
John Tregoning confronts social-media jealousy in the age of coronavirus.
If you can, escape the plate-spinning frenzy of online meetings by going on holiday, ideally for two weeks, says John Tregoning.
John Tregoning reckons with a return to the academic year and an emptier house.
A second lockdown saps scientific creativity, says John Tregoning, but vaccine news and US election result offer hope at the end of a challenging year.
John Tregoning reflects on a year like no other.
John Tregoning grapples with a shifting schedule and a new UK lockdown.
John Tregoning reckons with gallows humour in a serious time.
John Tregoning reflects on writing 19 weekly(ish) columns during a pandemic.