Lord Robert May
Lord Robert McCredie May is an Australian scientist who holds professorships at Oxford and Imperial College London, and is an appointed member of the council of the British Science Association.
Imtiaz Dharker was born in Lahore to Pakistani parents, and then brought up in Glasgow where her family moved when she was less than a year old. Dharker divides her time between London, Wales, and Mumbai. She has written five books of poetry and is also an award winning documentary film maker.
Philip Ball writes regularly in the scientific and popular media. His many books on science, include one on critical mass and another on water. He has also written about music, looking at how it works and why we can’t do without it.
Satirist P.J.O'Rourke invents a new device which will make interaction with teenagers much more pleasant.
Video by Terry Wilson.
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