It features a second interview with Sophie Coulombeau (after this one), this time on her academic specialism of eighteenth century literature, specifically the influence of binary classification (e.g. the genus species biological naming convention) on the work of novelist Frances Burney, and why botany was once considered a dangerously racy subject for young ladies. Continue reading →
I have guest produced the latest episode of The Global Lab. The episode covers the connections between globalisation, spaces and cities and the world of the theatre, featuring interviews with Dan Rebellato and Nick Hennegan, who I had previously spoken to for the Little Written podcast.
In the latest episode of the Global Lab podcast, I talk to Dr Nick Attree about his work studying Saturn using photos from NASA’s Cassini orbiter. Nick tells me about a new feature, called a mini-jet, that he has discovered in Saturn’s outermost ring. We also discussed the amazing recent photos of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft.
Nick had only handed in the final version of his PhD thesis a few days before the interview, so I think we were the first to officially call him Doctor!
In the interview, Matt talks about his work with MapAction, a UK based charity that sends volunteers to disaster-hit regions around the world, providing maps for the international agencies that respond to humanitarian catastrophes.
Just conducted an interview with GIS expert, Matt Pennells, for the Global Lab podcast, on his work for the UK disaster response charity MapAction, a UK charity that provides rapid response mapping services in crisis-hit regions (they are currently working in Vanuatu).
The interview should go out as part the next episode (“In the field”), some time in the next week or two. I will post a link when it is available.
Other episodes of the Global Lab that I have contributed to are collected HERE.
I’ve added a page that collects together all the episodes of The Global Lab (CASA‘s science communication podcast) that I have been involved with. Listen to my interviews with civil violence mathematician Peter Baudains, urban navigation expert Ed Manley and spatial technology archaeologist Paul Wordsworth (all of whom are Doctors or soon-to-be Doctors).