Trip Kickoff at Home House in Kensington, London

Day 00 /// England

September 26-27, 2020

On the first official/unofficial day of the trip, there was excitement in the air. Though England had been locked down not long before, the most oppressive restrictions were presently lifted. There was the sense of an artificial celebration going on in the streets, as many relished their time together before the emergence of a possible second wave.

Nigel disembarked at Waterloo station, which was relatively empty, and traffic was additionally controlled through a soft barrier system, enforcing everyone to walk unilaterally. Though the party raged on outside, inside was a different story. England was enforcing the “Rule of Six” which meant no more than six people were permitted to gather together indoors. Though about 13 people had come out in support of the trip’s kickoff at the Home House in Central London, they had to divide and meet with smaller groups, which was actually conducive to the design of the intimate space.

Fresh off their socially distanced event, Nigel was left enthusiastic and ready for what the next whirlwind of days would bring.


Laura Towart and Alya Al-Johani, My Personal Therapeutics; Don Phares, Manufacturing Chemist; Elisa Mantovani, Graphic Designer; Darragh Cullen, Ocynovia Ltd.; Russell Harris, Centaur Biopharmaceutical Services; Mallory Factor, IntraBio; Haig Armaghanian, Haig Barrett Inc.; Christina Georgallou, Nutritional Therapist; (Virtual) Rizwan Chaudhrey, RSK Solutions/ RSK Life Science Media

Nigel Walker

Mr. Walker is the founder and managing director of That’s Nice LLC, a research-driven marketing agency with 20 years dedicated to life sciences. Nigel harnesses the strategic capabilities of Nice Insight, the research arm of That’s Nice, to help companies communicate science-based visions to grow their businesses. Mr. Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with honors from London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, England.