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Episode 105 – 7th October 2011

We speak to Sir Paul Nurse and others at the Royal Society’s One Culture event. Blakeley talks to Kim Howells about the War on Terror and we wonder if an 80mph speed limit is ethical. And more!


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Royal Society One Culture Festival by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Sir Paul Nurse, Ian Stewart, Sunetra Gupta & Uta Frith)
80mph Speed Limits by Adam Jacobs
Non-Prophet Week by James O’Malley (ft Mike Paynter)
Kim Howells Interview by Blakeley Nixon
Nobel Prize Faff by James O’Malley & Liz Lutgendorff (ft Simon Frantz)
Science Is Vital’s Report by James O’Malley (ft Jenny Rohn)
Localism Bill & Referendums by Cory Hazlehurst
The sketch at the end is by David Lovesy, Brian Two and Steve Clark

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Episode 56 – 22nd October 2010


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Science is Vital Wins (1:31) by Jenny Rohn
JREF’s UK Plans (4:58) by James O’Malley (ft DJ Grothe and James Randi)
The Nightingale Collaboration (14:52) by Sean Ellis (ft Alan Henness)
Geek Calendar Launch (21:07) by James O’Malley (ft Mike Harris and Gia Milinovich)
Conscientious Objection & the EU (28:07) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Tessa Kendall)
Faking Faith (34:28) by Salim Fadhley (ft Andrew Penman)

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Episode 55 – 15th October 2010


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Science is Vital Rally (1:36) recorded by James O’Malley
Sally Bercow vs Migration Watch (10:56) recorded by James O’Malley
The Census Campaign (13:15) by Liz Lutgendorff (ft Andrew Copson)
The Browne Review (22:04) by Drew Rae
Chris Atkins Interview (27:39) by Jon Treadway

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Science is Vital Rally – Our Live Coverage

Updated at 19:54 – after the rally has finished!

So the rally is now over and we’ve got lots of coverage for you. First up, here’s the full two hours of speeches that were given at the rally – voices include Dr Evan Harris, Imran Khan, Simon Singh, Dr Petra Boynton, and Colin Blakemore:

We also did lots of live updates throughout the day…

Setting up:

A troublemaker?

Speaking to an astronomer:

More scientists:

Walking & Talking:

Some Oxford students:

Dr Michael Brooks sticks it to David Tredinnick:

The head of the Prospect Trade Union:

The “Science Supremes” singing “Hey Osbourne!”

Imran Khan, head of CaSE:

Dr Evan Harris’s tribute to Pink Floyd’s ‘Another brick in the wall’ (no, really):

Ben Goldacre:

The Aftermath:

And do listen to yesterday’s episode of The Pod Delusion for more of This Sort Of Thing.

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