Ben Pilkington

Ben Pilkington

Feature Writer

B.A. (Hons) English Language and Literature, M.St. English Language and Literature

Ben Pilkington is a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader with a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Oxford. He is committed to clear and engaging written communication and enjoys telling complex, technical stories in a relevant and understandable way.

An avid consumer of the latest science and technology developments, and an enthusiastic lifelong learner, Ben likes to share the fascinating news coming from these fields with a wide and varied audience.

Prior to his freelance career, Ben used his passion for science and technology to inspire and enable young people and adults in deprived areas in the UK to pursue STEM and tech in their education, their career and their own enterprises. Project managing coding competitions, skills courses and education policy in a local government setting, Ben helped disadvantaged people to unlock their potential and lead rewarding and interesting lives.

Ben is happiest on a bicycle, loves sleeping in a tent or under the stars, and can’t function properly without coffee.

Articles from Ben

Cutting Down on Carbon with the Help of Sea Kelp

The Impacts of Rising Sea Levels on Seawater Corrosion

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer: The Success of the Montreal Protocol

The World’s First Climate-Neutral Methanol Plant

The UK's First Fully Renewable Carpet Recycling Plant

The DESOLINATION Project: World-First Coupling of Solar Power and Desalination Technology

How Human-Robot Teams Will Help Us Reach Net-Zero Goals

Sustainably Managing Water Resources with Spectroscopy

Replacing Heating and Cooling Equipment with Geothermal Solutions

The Transition to Zero-Emission Transportation with Hydrogen and Electric Solutions