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 sheep, within sight of the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian fells.


  • NEW! Crossing the Moss, a project by photographer James Smith and Ann, on the Solway Junction Railway and viaduct, and its effect on the raised mire of Bowness Moss; funded by Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership and the HLF

  • The Solway Firth - so much to discover and explore; read articles and find out about Ann's guided walks at Solway Shore Stories; read topical updates on Ann's Solway Shore-walker blog; follow on Facebook, and Twitter at @solwaywalker

  • NEW! 'Eliot and Entropy: crossing boundaries between sciences and arts' - a new blog on science in fiction, art and poetry; includes Tell them our stories, the 'voices' of exhibits in the Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

  • If you'd like to hear about sights and sounds of the Solway shore, Ann and presenter Caz Graham took a walk  for BBC Radio4's 'Open Country'

Available now