R.Science October 2015: Communication is key

Nov 11, 2015, 12:11 PM

Science communication is growing through television, books, live events, blogs and more. In our October podcast we look at popular methods of communicating science and ask children's authors and playwrights how science is portrayed to their audiences.

We also talk to the researchers working behind the world's biggest communication tool: the Internet.

And we bring highlights from this year's party conferences where we told MPs and policy makers about the importance of science education.


00:56 Nicola Davies, author of Tiny: the invisible world of microbes; Raman Prinja, author of Night Sky Watcher; and Robert Winston, author of Utterly Amazing Science.

06:33 Oppenheimer’s writer Tom Morton-Smith, Professor John D Barrow FRS, cosmologist and playwright, Dr Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, scholar of science in the theatre, Professor Marcus du Sautoy OBE, broadcaster and science communicator and Erica Whyman OBE, Deputy Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

13:42 Professor Andrew Ellis, Professor of Optical Communications, Aston University.

17:33 Professor Andrew Lord, BT.

20:16 Jonathan Brown, Ricardo UK.

22:08 Lindsey Harold, Ashton on Mersey School, Sale.

Find out more about this month's episode on our website: http://ow.ly/UvRXr.

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