Tag Archives: Brian Cox

Undue Influence?

If the newspapers are to be believed – and that’s a big if – then television has an awful lot to answer for when it comes to which university courses are over-subscribed. In quick succession last week, stories were run … Continue reading

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Were You Inspired?

When someone sticks a microphone in front of you, it is all too easy for the truth to out, despite one’s media training. I have frequently been asked one particular question during interviews, but somehow this week I didn’t nuance … Continue reading

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On Passion

In the past few weeks there have been a number of articles commenting on the lack of women fronting up science on TV. First there was Jenny Rohn writing on ‘In which I Contemplate the Ranks of the Invisible’, quickly … Continue reading

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Do we need a Female Brian Cox? Inspiration, Role Models and the Media

Last week I talked to undergraduates in Cambridge about my new role as Gender Equality Champion within the University, about the sort of activities I envisaged in my new role and how I had got to where I am in … Continue reading

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Eureka! -Choosing the 100 Most Influential People in British Science

This piece also appears as a guestblog on the Times’s Science blog “Eureka Zone” (behind the paywall). When an invitation to join the panel to help draw up the Eureka100 powerlist in science arrived in my inbox, my fancy was … Continue reading

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