Sex, Drugs & Rock n Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science book cover

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Zoe's first book, Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science – hand-picked by The Guardian as a must-read science book – was published by Profile in August 2014.

Science has revealed why all human cultures are united by a uniform embrace of 'base' pursuits': without them, we would not be who we are.

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The Search for a Women’s Condom Alternative That Could Prevent HIV

Date: 23rd July 2015

Publication: Vice

“The possibility of having a ring that contains a microbicide and a contraceptive, in the same device? Now that would very attractive.”

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Could ecstasy be a potential treatment for PTSD?

Date: 13th July 2015

Publication: Maclean's

The first clinical trial in Canada is under way to test whether the party drug could be part of a treatment for those with PTSD

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The Soft Moon @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Date: 19th June 2015

Publication: The Monitors

I don’t have a music collection titled “Music To Slit My Wrists To”, but if and when I ever start one, The Soft Moon will definitely feature prominently.

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Let’s Get It On: The race for the world’s best condom

Date: 13th June 2015

Publication: The Guardian

It’s hugely unpopular, worn by an estimated 5% of men around the world: can 11 design mavericks, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates, reinvent the condom for a sexier, safer world?

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29th July 2015

I will be speaking at the Wilderness Festival on August 9th in the Forum, “the flagship tent for ideas and all things thinky-talky”.


16th July 2015

I will be speaking at Latitude tomorrow as part of a panel on drugs – the science, the policy, the controversy, the unavoidable truths. I’ll be joining neuroscientist Robin Carhart-Harris and addictions specialist Dr Owen Bowden-Jones.

Could ecstasy be a potential treatment for PTSD?

13th July 2015

I explore the possibilities in the magazine Maclean’s, and report on the first clinical study to test a psychedelic for human health in four decades. This was a labour of love – having seen some of my closest friends suffer terribly from the condition

Let’s Get It On

13th June 2015

Today I publish my first feature in The Guardian’s magazine: a cover story on the race for the new condom. Plus they used a Marvin Gaye quote for the headline. Couldn’t be more delighted.

Huff Post Live

6th May 2015

I appeared on the Huffingpost’s Online News channel live from their studio in New York – you can see the clip of me yapping away here. I didn’t realise until I got there that it was TV, not radio – thank goodness I was wearing a suit…

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