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LW: Sydney Brenner

this afternoon (friday 12th), 4.03-4.11pm (repeated 8.33pm sunday), on bbc radio 4 

sydney brenner, b. 13.1.1927, d. 5.4.2019 (part of last word, obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister

Sydney Brenner, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist who worked with Francis Crick to map DNA.”

including interview with …

• professor jonathan hodgkin 


Newshour: Sydney Brenner

last friday evening (5th april), 9.20-9.26pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

Sydney Brenner, who’s been described as one of the giants of twentieth-century science, has died at the ager of 92. He was born in South Africa to immigrant parents, and went on to make many pioneering discoveries in the field of molecular and developmental biology. He was awarded a Nobel prize in 2002.“ 

including interview with …

• professor alison woollard


Newshour/6ocn : Rosalind Franklin

this afternoon (thursday 7th), 2.46-2.49pm on bbc world service radio, and 6.27-6.29pm on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by james menendez) and six o’clock news include …

“Next year, a new probe will be sent to Mars to explore the planet’s surface. As it’s been assembled largely here in the UK, it fell to the British public to give it a name – and we’ve managed to avoid anything facetious this time. Instead, the rover will be named after one of our most eminent scientists, Rosalind Franklin, although she’s not exactly a household name.”

including contributions from …
• molecular biologist anna ramachandran
• bbc reporter jonathan amos
• astronaut timothy peake
alice bunn, international director, uk space agency

Rosalind Franklin

this morning (thursday 22nd), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
rosalind franklin (1920 – 1958) (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg)

“With: • Patricia Fara, President of the British Society for the History of Science, • Jim Naismith, Interim lead of the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Director of the Research Complex at Harwell and Professor at the University of Oxford, and • Judith Howard, Professor of Chemistry at Durham University.

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