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Royal Society President Sir Paul Nurse to guest edit BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme

21 December 2012

Sir Paul Nurse will act as guest editor for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday 27th December 2012.

Since 2003, public figures have been invited to present the flagship current affairs programme between Christmas and New Year.

Sir Paul’s programme will include an interview on the economic importance of science with Chancellor George Osborne, a talk with novelist Ian McEwan about how fiction tackles scientific fact He will also take Today presenter John Humphrys on a tour of his laboratory in an attempt to explain why good science deserves good journalism.

Other guest editors over the festive period include Bill Gate’s philanthropist wife Melinda, journalist Dame Ann Leslie, writer Benjamin Zephaniah and popular comedian Al Murray.