March 9th, 2015
Episode 189 of 1406 episodes
Author Bill Bryson announced the shortlist for the Wellcome Book Prize which celebrates the best new books that feature some aspect of medicine, health or illness. Bill Bryson struggled with science at school; it was through literature that he explored his curiosity in the world around him, resulting in his bestselling A Short History of Nearly Everything. How can science writing help inspire people to engage with science and are we doing enough inspire future generations of scientists? Bill Bryson is chair of the Wellcome Book Prize and Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge and wrote Bad Moves.