UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


STS Students on the BBC

30 April 2013

It's been a great week for STSers on the BBC!

Starting us off we have STS PhD student Mat Paskins spoke at Somerset House for BBC Radio 4's Four Thought series.

In his talk Mat argues that history can be made real when we bring back to life the excitement which previous generations felt at new developments: to make us, who live in our ancestors' future, feel their wonder when first confronted with future possibility. And he tells the story of two experiments - an ambitious attempt in the eighteenth century to use black sand to make steel, and his own youthful efforts to see if he could eat everything.

You can listen to the episode on the BBC Radio 4 website

And if that's not enough yesterday evening STS undergraduate Simon Dennis competed in the final of University Challenge. Congratulations to the team for making it all the way to the final!

If you haven't seen the tense match between UCL and the University of Manchester team I won't spoil it for you - watch it on the BBC iPlayer to find out what happened.