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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Little Atoms 332 – Don’t Spy on Us Special

June 14, 2014

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A special edition of Little Atoms recorded behind the scenes at the Don’t Spy On Us Day of Action at Shoreditch Town Hall on 7th June 2014. Don’t Spy On Us is a coalition of the most influential organisations who defend privacy, free expression and digital rights in the UK and in Europe. Its members are: Article 19, Big Brother Watch, English PEN, Liberty, Open […]

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Little Atoms 331 – John Sutherland & Lynn Barber

June 7, 2014

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John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus, UCL. He has taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, London and at the California Institute of Technology. He is the author of many books on many subjects, including A Little History of Literature and How to be Well Read. He is well known as a journalist (of a high and low kind) […]

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Little Atoms 330 – Andrea Hart & Geoff Dyer

May 31, 2014

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Two interviews this week: Andrea Hart is a Special Collections Librarian at the Natural History Museum where she has worked for over 16 years. For the past 8 years she has had specific responsibility for the Botany Library collections that include impressive original artworks, rare books and manuscripts. Her particular interests lie in natural history art and illustration as well as […]

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Little Atoms 329 – Alex Bellos & Sean Carroll

May 24, 2014

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Alex Bellos is the bestselling author of Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, which was shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize. In 2002 he wrote a critically acclaimed book about Brazilian football, and in 2006 he ghost-wrote Pele’s autobiography, which was a number one bestseller. He is the Guardian’s maths-blogger, and has worked for the paper in London and Rio de […]

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