James Gleick: The Information

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James Gleick in conversation with Roger Highfield as part of The Times Cheltenham Science Festival

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Our world relies on information, from African talking drums to letters to texting. The mode might have changed, but the underlying principle remains: we are sending, storing and communicating knowledge. James Gleick, author of The Information and winner of 2012’s Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, joins us to talk about information – how we use it and why.

James Gleick is an author, journalist and biographer and winner of the 2012 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

Dr Roger Highfield is the Director of External Affairs at the Science Museum Group.

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Events coming up

  • The interaction of fire and mankind 14 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Professor Claire Belcher and Dr Chris Roos
  • The interaction of fire and mankind - further discussion 16 September 2015 at The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, Buckinghamshire Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Andrew Scott, Professor William Chaloner FRS, Dr Claire Belcher and Professor Chris Roos
  • Open House Weekend 2015 19 September 2015 at The Royal Society, London The Royal Society's building will be open to the public on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2015.

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