My friends in the Open University bring the good news that John Naughton (website | blog; also author of A Brief History of the Future) is giving an inaugural lecture (as ‘professor of public understanding of science; he’s worked there for years) this month under the title of the “Social Life Of Networks”. No synoposis yet, but when it’s available, it will be over here. Unfortunately the fee I pay to the OU doesn’t mean that they’ll pay for me to go and listen to him, but there will be a video recording some time after the event. Should you be anywhere near Milton Keynes (hmmmm), it’s on Monday 19 June.