Episode 1: The Scientific Citizen

In the first of this year’s Reith Lectures, Professor Martin Rees - President of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal - explores the challenges facing science in the 21st Century.

We are increasingly turning to our governments and national media to explain the risks we face. But in the wake of public confusion over global pandemics like swine flu and more recently Iceland’s volcanic ash cloud that spread across Europe, Professor Rees calls on scientists to come forward and play a greater role in helping us understand the science that affects us all.

Producer Kirsten Lass
Editor Sue Ellis

Contact the programme: thereithlectures@bbc.co.uk

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55 minutes

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Sun 6 Jun 2010 13:05 GMT

The Reith Lectures on Radio 4

The Reith Lectures on Radio 4

Archive recordings from the BBC's flagship annual lecture series going back to 1948