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#LSF2011 | BBC Radio 4, 'MATERIAL WORLD' - special recording at the National Maritime Museum

London Science Festival

Saturday, 22 October 2011 from 17:00 to 18:00 (BST)

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BBC Radio 4Radio 4's weekly science programme, Material World, comes to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, with an outside broadcast presented by Quentin Cooper.

'So You Want to Be a Scientist?' - the search for the BBC's Amateur Scientist of the Year - is back. Last year, the award was won by 69 yr old gardening grandmother Ruth Brooks, for her research on homing instinct in snails. This year they are looking for more budding enthusiasts to put their questions to the test.

This event celebrates amateur science and do-it-yourself discovery. Guests include Chris Lintott talking about his Zooniverse - the online portal where citizen scientists can take part in real research - from hunting supernovae to analysing weather patterns.


Quentin Cooper

Described by the Times as both “the world’s most enthusiastic man” and “an expert on everything from pop music to astrophysics”, and by the Daily Mail as someone whose “wit and enthusiasm can enliven the dullest of topics”,  Quentin hosts a diverse range of events in Britain and beyond as well as appearing regularly on radio, TV and in print. 

He’s best known for presenting the UK's most listened to science programme, The Material World on BBC Radio 4 – described as “the most accessible, funny and conversational science programme on radio” by the Radio Times and “quite the best thing on radio” by Bill Bryson. 

Quentin is much in demand to host conferences, chair panels, facilitate debates, conduct interviews, give talks, MC events, and run science communication and media skills workshops.  Among organisations he’s worked for regularly and recently are the Royal Society, BBC Training, the British Council, the Wellcome Trust, the British Science Association, Lego, the European Commission, the Institute of Physics, NESTA, the London School of Economics, many universities, most UK and European science festivals, various national governments and several UK research councils.

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National Maritime Museum
Romney Road
SE10 9NF London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 22 October 2011 from 17:00 to 18:00 (BST)

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