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My name is Nicholas Alford and I am lucky enough to have what I consider to be the best job in the world. I am Head of Biology at St Cyres School in Penarth, South Wales. In my job I get to teach young people about life. How all the amazing variation that we see around us has been fashioned by the incredible forces that are natural and sexual selection with 3.5 billion years to play with. I get to help students into amazing careers such as healthcare, research and education. As well as teaching the younger ones about what is going on in their bodies and in the living world around them. This amazing prize from the Wellcome Trust is a dream for a biology teacher – a field trip to the Galapagos. Read the rest of this entry »