Susan Greenfield

Susan Greenfield is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords. She is the author of numerous science books and her first novel '2121: A Story for the 22nd Century', is published by Head of Zeus.

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This week's big questions: Has state spying gone too far? Who should be on our banknotes?

This week's big questions are answered by author and scientist, Susan Greenfield

Podium: Our future could be just too much fun

Taken from the Richard Dimbleby Lecture given by the Director of the Royal Institution and professor of pharmacology


A FEW weeks ago I was fortunate enough to speak to an unusual type of conference, for an academic - a gathering primarily of television science producers from all over the world.

Comment: Some educationalists believe that neuroscientists really can tell them nothing

THE CRIES of "education, education, education" are still only a year or so old. At the same time, we're facing a century where the cry will be even more vigorous, as we contemplate more leisure, longer lives and a desire for a highly trained workforce - not to mention a humane and literate society: all of us are going to be learning all of the time.


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View From Here

I WAS delighted that on the evening of the last Wednesday in April, the lecture theatre at the Royal Institution was filled to capacity. The talk, given by Dr Francesca Happe, was on autism - and was a clear crowd-puller. However, my particular pleasure was that the obvious success of this particular series of lectures was continuing. What made this lecture, and those that have preceded it, so special, is that they showcase - on the last Wednesday of every month - a young scientist. After all, it is rare that someone who may still be on a fixed-term contract, or may still be less than 40 years old, has the chance to describe his or her work to a general audience. Very often these scientists risk having no acclaim even within their narrow peer community: they may well work with a self- serving boss or merely one who sees no reason to help them develop their own independent career profile.

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Education: View From Here - Susan Greenfield

RECENTLY, I was invited to give a talk in Gloucestershire, organised by the local Satro (Science and Technology Regional Organisation). The idea was that I would give a talk on the brain, in two separate morning/afternoon sessions. The local schools, from both the independent and maintained sectors, were invited to send along sixth-formers who they thought might be interested.
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