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Mark Henderson and Angela Saini

 Mark Henderson

In Defence of Geeks
19 May 2012, 15.30-16.30 (PAST EVENT)
Watershed, Bristol (see map)


Angela Saini

In The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters Mark Henderson, one of Britain’s leading science journalists, makes a compelling case that a new movement is promising to transform politics and science for the better. The geeks and nerds of this world are no longer apologising for their obsessive interest in science and the critical thinking on which it is founded, and are gradually finding an increasingly powerful public voice. At the dawn of a scientific revolution, Angela Saini’s Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World explains how ancient science is giving way to new, and how the technology of the wealthy are passing on to the poor. Delving inside the psyche of India’s science-hungry citizens, she explores the reason why the government of the most religious country on earth has put its faith in science and technology.


Mark Henderson, former Science Editor of The Times and now Head of Communications at the Wellcome Trust, is an award-winning journalist who has twice won the prestigious Story of the Year prize at the Medical Journalism Awards. His first book, 50 Genetic Ideas You Really Need To Know, was published in 2009. His latest is The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters. He takes a particular interest in the politics of science, genetics, and reproductive and regenerative medicine. Visit The Geek Manifesto website at

Angela Saini is a science journalist and reports for the BBC, New Scientist, Wired and the Economist. She was named European Young Science Writer of the Year in 2009, and in 2008 won a European television news award. Her book Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World was published in 2011. Visit her website at

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  1. The Geek Manifesto on tour | The Geek Manifesto says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    [...] of Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World, and I will be discussing our books. Booking details here (tickets £7, £6 [...]


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