SMN Projects

Book Reviews Database 

As readers of Paradigm Explorer will know, we carry reviews of over 200 books a year, mostly by David Lorimer as editor. A database kept in Scotland between 1996 and 2014 contained over 5,000 entries. At present, there is no way of searching for past book reviews, so we are creating a searchable database of historic reviews as a new form of outreach that will be available as a member benefit.


The Galileo Commission is a wholly administered project of the Scientific & Medical Network, funded by a private foundation.

The Galileo Commission’s remit is to open public discourse and to find ways to expand science so that it can accommodate and explore important human experiences and questions that science, in its present form, is unable to integrate.


The Blaker Education Fund was established in 2006 to support small-scale projects in the field of education, particularly for young people aged approximately 15-30, such projects to be determined and funded by the Scientific and Medical Network.

The Network is grateful to the Estate of the late George Blaker, founder of the SMN, and especially to the inspiration of his daughter Jenny Blaker, for their generous endowment of funds for this purpose. It is hoped that this fund will be further enhanced in time from other sources.

Projects considered for funding must be designed to conform to the overall mission and charitable objects of the SMN.


In February, we applied for a SmartLeap Innovate grant from the UK government. We were not successful but we will reapply. If this is funded, it would help make available a range of the above material but with the benefit of intelligent software, to help search and identify what you are looking for.