Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I blog, vlog, write and do science!

This site is my home on the web and points to my various projects around the internet and in real life. Enjoy!


Tinker Tailor Soldier Sponge

I blog about tech (Tinker), costumes (Tailor), airsofting (Soldier) and baking (Sponge).


I like to tinker with Linux, LaTeX and Windows.

You'll find guides on inserting equations into Word documents correctly, generating MR pulse sequence diagrams in LaTeX, setting up a media server and the like.


I semi-regularly go to events in fancy dress.

For the most part this section covers the time I dressed up as Thor but new content will be coming soon.


I am an airsofter though I don't get to go as often as I'd like. There will be more content coming in future.


I enjoy baking and making interesting cakes.

Stop by for MRI scanner cakes, giant versions of famous biscuits and anything else I put my mind to baking!

The Rest

I also wrote about my PhD and review teas!


Hat of Many Things

My friend Mike and I have a podcast hosted on my blog. There we discuss random topics drawn from a hat with occasional guests. Recent topics have included the Brexit and Esports.

Unparliamentary Language

My friend Rob and I have a politics podcast hosted on my blog. We dissect the British political landscape on a fortnightly basis.

Dr Wilko's Campaign for Better Beverages

I am making a short podcast about the history of cocktails with occasional reviews. You can find the podcast at drwilko.org and support me on Patreon.



I am working on short Sci-Fi stories and speculative fiction set in the real world which are hosted at tawilkinson.com/scifi.

Sci-Fi Influences: Joss Whedon, H. G. Wells, Isaac Asimov.


I am working on short and longer Fantasy stories which will appear at tawilkinson.com/fantasy soon!

Fantasy Influences: J.R.R. Tolkien, George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, B. A. Dearsley, H. P. Lovecraft.



I have completed a PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the University of Manchester. I now work for MR Solutions.

If you are interested in my research you can find me on LinkedIn.


I attended Warwick University from 2007-2010 reading Physics. I achieved a Second-class honours, upper division (2:1) B.Sc.

I concentrated on modules related to C programming, astrophysics, medical imaging and magnetic resonance.

Web Design


I had an interactive CV powered by WordPress. This site used WordPress as a content management system allowing the CV to be ordered automatically by date, tags and categories. It also used a plugin to generate an interactive CV timeline.

This has now been replaced by the CV as part of this new SquareSpace website.

Manchester SSAGO

I updated and maintained the Manchester SSAGO website powered by WordPress.

I made custom CSS for and ran the Manchester SSAGO Ball 2014 website.


I have a YouTube channel called WYL2KM?* There I used to discuss the life of a PhD student and try to give advice to help people through their PhDs. Every fortnight I made silly videos and I posted personal vlogs and travelogs.

*Would You Like To Know More?