Ann Lingard

Ann Lingard

A short biography

'Crossing boundaries'  between science and the arts: Ann Lingard  - as a scientist and fiction-writer - has always enjoyed weaving the two cultures together.

After a first career as an academic and research scientist at Cambridge and Glasgow Universities, working on immunity to parasites, Ann 'leapt off the career ladder' to take up a second career in writing and broadcasting.

Ann and her husband John Lackie live on a small-holding in North-West Cumbria where they rear a few Herdwick sheep, within sight of the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian fells.


  • Now available as ebooks: Floating Stones from Online Originals,  The Embalmer's Book of Recipes, from Amazon, and Seaside Pleasures from Amazon and iTunes

  • Listen to the Nature's Magic programmes in the BBC Radio 4 archive

  • New! Read Ann's latest guest blog, about using the 'language of science' to show what is happening to our environment, on the Dark Mountain project's website

  • Find out about the  finger of sea that divides and unites Scotland and England in Solway Shore Stories and on the new blog Solway Shore-walker-- and join Ann on one of her shore-walks.

  • New! 'Lifetimes', the book that recounts the fascinating stories of some of the participants in the Lothian Birth Cohort studies - you can also read about them on the  LBC Lifetimes website. And coming soon - a free ebook version.

Available now