Wednesday - Sarah Walker
A selection of music including the Essential CD of the Week: Virtuoso and Romantic Encores for Violin, RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 63960
A daily brainteaser, and performances by the Artist of the Week, Frans Brüggen.
This Saturday (10th November) is World Science Day for Peace and Development, and Sarah Walker's guest on Essential Classics is the distinguished British physicist Dame Athene Margaret Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics in the University of Cambridge's Department of Physics.
Dame Athene is director of WiSETI, Cambridge University's Women in Science, Engineering and Technology Initiative, and the University's Gender Equality Champion. She is also chairwoman of the Athena Forum, which aims to advance the career progression and representation of women in the sciences in UK higher education, and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering. In 2011 she was made a Trustee of the National Museum of Science in Industry.
In 2009 Dame Athene was one of the five recipients of the L'Oreal/UNESCO Women in Science award. The following year she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours, and in 2011 she won the UKRC's Women of Outstanding Achievement's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sarah's Essential Choice
Smetana: Tabor (from Ma Vlast)
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Rafael Kubelik (conductor)