Little Atoms 342 – Ben Fergusson & Tom Barbash

August 23, 2014

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Ben Fergusson is a writer, editor and translator. He studied English Literature at Warwick University and Modern Languages at Bristol University, and has worked for ten years as an editor and publisher in the art world. His short fiction has appeared in publications in both the UK and the US and has won and been shortlisted […]

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Little Atoms 341 – Cara Hoffman & Be Safe I Love You

August 16, 2014

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Cara Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed 2011 novel So Much Pretty. She grew up in northern Appalachia, where she dropped out of high school to work full time. Hoffman spent three years travelling and working as an agricultural labourer in Europe and the Middle East. She returned to the US, had a baby and […]

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Little Atoms 340 – Andy Miller & The Year of Reading Dangerously

August 9, 2014

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Andy Miller is a reader, author and editor of books. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, Esquire and Mojo. He’s the author of Tilting at Windmills: How I Tried to Stop Worrying and Love Sport, among others. His latest book is The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books […]

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Little Atoms 339 – Gaia Vince & Adventures in the Anthropocene

August 2, 2014

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Gaia Vince is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in science and the environment. She has been the front editor of the journal Nature Climate Change, the news editor of Nature and online editor of New Scientist. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, The Times, Science, Scientific American, Australian Geographic and the Australian. She has a regular […]

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Little Atoms 338 – Jocelyn Bell Burnell at Winchester Science Festival

July 28, 2014

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Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell attended the University of Glasgow, where she received a bachelor’s degree (1965) in physics. She proceeded to the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded a doctorate (1969) in radio-astronomy. As a research assistant at Cambridge, she aided in constructing a large radio telescope and in 1967, discovered pulsars, which has been […]

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Little Atoms 337 – Julie Bindel & Straight Expectations

July 26, 2014

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Julie Bindel is a freelance journalist, broadcaster and feminist activist. She is the co-founder of the law reform organisation Justice for Women. She is named, in the World Pride Power List, as one of the most influential lesbian and gay people in the world. Her first book is Straight Expectations: What Does It Mean to Be Gay Today?

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Little Atoms 336 – Olivia Laing & The Trip to Echo Spring

July 19, 2014

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Olivia Laing‘s first book, To the River, was a book of the year in the Evening Standard, Independent and Financial Times and was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the Dolman Travel Book of the Year. Olivia is the former Deputy Books Editor of the Observer and writes for a variety of publications, including the […]

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Little Atoms 335 – Jonathon Green & Slang

July 5, 2014

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Jonathon Green a.k.a. “Mr Slang” is the author of the Cassell Dictionary of Slang and the three volume Green’s Dictionary of Slang, for which he was awarded the 2012 Dartmouth Medal for the most outstanding reference work of the year. His other books include a history of lexicography, Chasing the Sun, and an oral history of the British counterculture, Days in […]

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Little Atoms 334 – Emily Mayhew & Wounded

June 28, 2014

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Emily Mayhew is a Research Associate at Imperial College and an Examiner at the Imperial College School of Medicine. She is also a consultant and lecturer to various museums including the Wellcome Collection, the Imperial War Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons. Her first book, The Reconstruction of Warriors, was published in 2004, and her latest […]

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Little Atoms 333 – Jonathan Meades & An Encyclopedia of Myself

June 21, 2014

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Jonathan Meades is a writer, journalist, essayist and film-maker. His books include three works of fiction - Filthy English, Pompey andThe Fowler Family Business - and several anthologies including the recently published Museum Without Walls. He has written and performed in more than 50 television shows on predominantly topographical subjects such as shacks, garden cities, megastructures, buildings associated with vertigo, beer, […]

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