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Tomorrow’s World today

02 May 2017

A new partnership between the BBC and the science community has been launched today. 

Tomorrow’s World brings together the Royal Society, the BBC, the Wellcome Trust, the Science Museum, the Open University and a range of other science institutions across the UK. It will feature a digital hub bringing together content from across the partnership, alongside TV and radio programmes.

Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society said: “We live in a world in which our lives are increasingly shaped by science and technology, from keeping us healthy and connected to creating jobs. The pace of change can be dizzying and all of us need to understand the basis of how decisions are made by both corporations and governments on issues of science and technology. It is also great fun to explore the nature of the world around us. Tomorrow’s World is all about linking enquiring minds with trusted sources of knowledge in an engaging and enjoyable way.”

Speaking at the launch Tony Hall the Director General of the BBC said: “We’ve come together behind a simple, and very bold ambition - to equip all of us with the knowledge and understanding we need to make sense of our lives and the future. Whether it’s the rise of robotics or the demise of antibiotics, travelling to Mars or the arrival of 3D food. Science is changing the world at an extraordinary pace.”