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R3Arts: Night Waves - Open Access 02 Oct 12

October 3rd, 2012

Episode 203 of 1201 episodes

Education minister David Willetts and research chief Dame Janet Finch are in the studio to debate Open Access along with Professor Roey Sweet, New Generation Thinker Nandini Das and scientist Ross Mounce, discussing the ramifications of this fundamental rethink of the way academic research is published and crucially - who pays for it? Anne Applebaum discusses her new book Iron Curtain looking at how civil society was picked apart under Communism in Eastern Europe. And it's first night at the Donmar Warehouse for Racine's Berenice in a new translation by Alan Hollinghurst. Andrew Dickson, Nandini Das and Rana Mitter review.