Alom Shaha is a Physics teacher at The Camden School for Girls in London. His first book, The Young Atheist’s Handbook (Biteback, 2012) charts his childhood in a turbulent Muslim family on a south London housing estate, finding that stories and science led him to atheism. It was so well-loved by Humanists UK that they raised enough money to send a copy of it to every secondary school library in the country.
Mr Shaha’s Recipes for Wonder (Scribe, 2018) aims to convince parents of young children that, regardless of how little science they may know, they can and should be their child’s first science teacher. It was followed by Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines (Scribe, 2021), which provides clear, step-by-step instructions for over 15 projects and encourages children to enjoy, and learn from, the process of improving upon designs.
Photo courtesy of Ed Prosser