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‘This litle darcke starre…’ – science writing in the age of Shakespeare
In the closing years of the 16th century, writers of popular science books vied with poets and playwrights for space in the bookshops of St Paul’s churchyard. Who were they and what were they saying?
Click here to watch Georgina discussing her talk after the event. You can also read a write-up of the event on our blog.
Georgina Ferry is a science writer, author and broadcaster based in Oxford. Beginning as a section editor on New Scientist magazine and a contributor to science programmes on BBC Radio, she has since been largely self-employed. Her book Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life (Granta 1998) the first biography of Britain's only female Nobel-prizewinning scientist, was short-listed for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award. Since then she has published The Common Thread: A Story of Science, Politics, Ethics and the Human Genome, co-authored with Sir John Sulston (Bantam); A Computer Called LEO (Fourth Estate); and Max Perutz and the Secret of Life (Chatto). She is currently working on a book on science in the time of Shakespeare for Bloomsbury.
Between 2000 and 2007 she was Editor of Oxford Today, the alumni magazine of the University of Oxford. She is a Research Associate in the Department of History at Oxford Brookes University; a Trustee of the Oxford Trust; Chair of the Advisory Board of the British Library’s Oral History of British Science project; and was Writer in Residence at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History during 2010-2011.
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