Category - From where I stand
Here’s a quick recap of the interviews we’ve posted so far in our Face to Face series. We’ve got more of those coming soon, and if you click here you can leave your questions which you’d like us to ask the New Optimists.
Continue reading “Round-up: Face to Face with the New Optimists”
There are lots of exciting things coming up for the New Optimists in the next few months. As well as more Face to Face interviews with some of the scientists who have contributed to the project, there are some other big things which we’re very excited about.
- There will be some activity over the coming months to tie in with the first Kindle book, Challenging Cancer. We’re also going to be working on forthcoming Kindle books, which will cover topics such as renewable energies, ageing, and how scientists view the world.
- The New Optimists Forum is something we’re really looking forward to – a series of unconference-style gatherings where we bring together scientists to talk about viable approaches to deal with challenges which we will face in our near future. The first Forum theme is the prevalent topic of Food & Cities.
- There’s also a book in the pipeline about stem cell research, covering epigenetics and how our environments reprogramme the human genome.
In a week when Russell Beale’s contribution to The New Optimists has been so dramatically illustrated in the events in the Middle East, it’s satisfying to know another New Optimist, sonochemist Tim Mason, has been shown to be prophetic too, albeit in a somewhat quieter manner than in the uninstalling of dictators.
Continue reading “The Royal Society, the next generation of scientists and the Bacc”
For part 2 of our round-up from the launch event, we spoke to Professor David Jones. Watch the video below to find out what he had to say.