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Michael Reeve, PhD works in central London. He was born in St Bartholomew's Hospital, and is therefore a Cockney by birth, though doesn't have the Cockney accent. He currently lives in a flat in Tulse Hill.


He graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford University in 1997 with a BA in Biological Sciences. He then studied for a PhD in evolutionary genetics at University College London, completing his thesis in 2001, and graduating in 2003. His thesis title was Temperature, Body Size and Life History in Drosophila melanogaster. He can talk at great length about why right-thinking people shouldn't pursue a career in academic scientific research, particularly in the United Kingdom.

His main hobbies are reading, television, cinema and travelling. He maintains a website of photographs from his travels. In 2003, he visited California and Peru, and in 2004 visited Paris three times, as well as visiting Japan, Bangladesh, Sikkim and Bhutan. In 2005, he went to Bilbao, visited northern Sweden to go husky sledding in the Arctic Circle, went to Mongolia to attend the Naadam festival, and travelled through Australia and New Zealand. In 2006, he went walking in the Lake District and made a short trip to Prague. In 2007, he went to Rome, Barcelona, and the Languedoc and Provence regions of France. In 2008, he has visited Florida, Syria and Jordan, and made another visit to Paris on Eurostar.

In 2009, he plans to visit Morocco, see Las Fallas in Valencia with his girlfriend's flatmate, and tour Southeast Asia.

His favourite authors include; Haruki Murakami, John Steinbeck, Douglas Coupland, Chuck Palahniuk, Nevil Shute, Philip Pullman, Alfred Bester and Iain M. Banks.

He finally read and finished Naked Lunch, on September 5, 2007, after two abortive attempts. He doesn't think it was worth the effort.

He joined Wikipedia on December 14, 2003, and has been an administrator since May 8, 2004.

Articles he has created[edit]

Doris Salcedo | Basheba Spooner | Jonny Kennedy | Pob's Programme | Wogan | Kate Howey | Dan Cruickshank | Clean (movie) | Amphibalus | Benjamin Cromwell Franklin | Man versus Horse Marathon | Edwin Henry Landseer | Chelsea pensioner | Royal Hospital Chelsea | RAF Museum | Pitt Rivers Museum | Oxford University Museum of Natural History | Bandelier National Monument | Aztec Ruins National Monument | Robert Byron | Valencia Community College | Valdosta State University | Mount Aniakchak | Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve | Agate Fossil Beds National Monument | Russell Cave National Monument | London Pavilion | Evolution of sex | Jerry Springer - The Opera | Flag of Uzbek SSR | Flag of Ukrainian SSR | Flag of Turkmen SSR | Flag of Tadzhik SSR | Flag of Moldavian SSR | Flag of Lithuanian SSR | Flag of Latvian SSR | Flag of Kirghiz SSR | Flag of Kazakh SSR | Flag of Byelorussian SSR | Flag of Azerbaijan SSR | Flag of Armenian SSR | 1936 in sports | 1943 in sports | The Kingdom | Zatoichi | 69th Academy Awards | 71st Academy Awards | 72nd Academy Awards | 73rd Academy Awards | 74th Academy Awards | Kiyomizu-dera | Broadway Tower | Spanish Grand Prix | Italian Grand Prix (stub) | San Marino Grand Prix | Bahrain Grand Prix (stub) | Kodak Theatre | Royal Oak | Clock Tower | Royal Exchange | All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku


For all the brilliant images you've taken and uploaded to the Wiki, I award you The Photographer's Barnstar :-)

Photographs that he has contributed to Wikipedia can be viewed in the Photograph gallery.

Diagrams that he has contributed to Wikipedia can be viewed in the Diagram gallery.


That's one of Michael's eyes in the Iridology article - he took the photograph himself. Oddly, the same image is used in the Dualism infobox. Michael does not believe in the claims of iridology, and is not a dualist.

Future Work[edit]

At some point when he gets round to it, he wants to write articles on:


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