Thursday, July 08, 2010

Talking about Science on Radio 4

I was thrilled last week to be invited to take part  - along with Dr Ben Goldacre and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock - in a discussion on Radio 4's Off the Page program entitled "Blinded by Science". It was broadcast today at 1.30pm and is available on iPlayer for 7 more days.

I got the chance to talk about being writer-in-residence in the Bristol University labs, and I read out the first short story I've written inspired by being where science is done - not sure what the scientists I am embedding with will make of it!

Hope you enjoy it, I think it was an interesting discussion!


Sarah Hilary said...

Ooh, brilliant! I'll Listen Again tomorrow am - thanks for the reminder, Tania, and congrats again on the gig. x

Sue Guiney said...

Hey -- just listened. It was great. Loved your story. I always wondered how you pronounced "pipette"....well done, pal!

Tim Love said...

Sounded fine to me. The presenter kept up the pace, so people had to make their points quickly. They not only did so, but their contributions were worthwhile.

Tania Hershman said...

Sarah - thanks, just glad I got through it in one piece!

Sue, glad to have passed on that piece of knowledge. Actually, I may have got it wrong, who knows!

Tim, yes, the whole thing was very fast, and I had so much to say which I didn't get to say, but it was great to be in a room with people all wanting to talk about how great science is.