Tag Archives: Radio 4

Science on the radio

After all the Christmas excess of stories about reindeers with glowing noses, health warnings about sprouts and other festive nonsense, we’ve reached that quiet time between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. It’s a time when news is traditionally thin on the ground – who wants to publish their ground-breaking study when half the nation […]

100-object treasure hunt at the British Museum

I’ve been very much enjoying the Radio 4/British Museum series A History of the World in 100 Objects, narrated by BM director Neil McGregor. These little gems provide a 15-minute meditation on specific objects from the museum, looking at their place in human history and what they can tell us about our ancestors. I’m lucky […]