Dok Richard

I HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN SCIENCE SINCE I WAS A KID. I AM SLIGHTLY UNUSUAL AMONG SCIENTISTS IN THAN I AM A GENERALIST, I HATE THE PIGEON HOLING OF SCIENCE INTO BOXES. HENCE I AM INTERESTED IN EVERYTHING FROM METEOROLOGY, ASTRONOMY, GEOLOGY, MATHS, CHEMISTRY, PHYSICS AND BIOLOGY AND EVERYTHING THAT CONNECTS THEM. I DID MY BACHELORS DEGREE IN ZOOLOGY AT BRISTOL AND MY PHD AT CAMBRIDGE WHERE I WORKED ON CLIMATE CHANGE. FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS I WAS A CLIMATE RESEARCHER AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY AND THEN A SENIOR LECTURER AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY. SINCE 2004 I HAVE DEDICATED MYSELF FULL TIME TO THE POPULARISATION OF SCIENCE THROUGH WRITINGS AND LECTURES AND NOW THE RADIO.