The greatest scientific advances of our time through the eyes of a BBC science correspondent

6 October 2016 18:00-20:00, London, United Kingdom

In this Humphry Davy lecture, organised in collaboration with our Chilterns & Middlesex Local Section, Pallab Ghosh will recount his experiences as a BBC Science Correspondent.

Pallab has reported on the race to sequence the human genome, the birth of Dolly the sheep, the emergence of the World Wide Web, the discovery of the Higgs Boson and the detection of gravitational waves. He will talk about the stories behind these ground breaking developments: the rivalries, the passions and the moments of joy despair and humour.

He will discuss how society has sometimes wrestled with the pace of scientific changes and will consider how far we have come in communicating science and engaging the wider public.
Pallab will also talk about the moment which most inspired him, when he managed to have a brief chat with the first man to walk on the Moon – Neil Armstrong.

Pallab Ghosh is a science correspondent for BBC News. He studied physics at Imperial College London and has been a science journalist since 1984. He has won BT's Technology Journalist of the Year and The Press Gazette's Science Journalist of the Year, and has interviewed notable figures including Stephen Hawking. He is also the Honorary President of the Association of British Science Writers.
The Royal Society of Chemistry

Library, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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