Join us for a Conversation with award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster, Angela Saini as part of our International Women’s Day series of events where we #choosetochallenge. Angela will discuss her ground-breaking work debunking many of the myths about the differences between the sexes and challenging our preconceptions about men and women, science, race, and power. Angela will also discuss her own career journey, and provide insights into contemporary strategic and security challenges posed by pseudoscience, misinformation and disinformation.
Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist, author and broadcaster. She presents radio and television programmes for the BBC, and her writing has appeared across the world, including in New Scientist, Prospect, The Sunday Times, Wired, and National Geographic. Her latest book, Superior: The Return of Race Science , was published in 2019 to widespread critical acclaim and named a book of the year by the Financial Times Guardian, The Telegraph and Sunday Times . Her previous book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, has been translated into thirteen languages. She is currently working on her fourth book, on the origins of patriarchy, to be published in early 2023.
In 2020 Angela was named one of the world's top 50 thinkers by Prospect magazine, and in 2018 she was voted one of the most respected journalists in the UK. Angela started her career with ITN on its news trainee scheme, before joining the BBC as a reporter. She has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University, and a second Masters in Science and Security from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Between 2012 and 2013 she was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Angela is the founder of 'Challenging Pseudoscience', at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, an advisory board member of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, and she sits on the Lancet Covid-19 Commission Task Force on Global Health Diplomacy. She is on the board of the Association of British Science Writers and a member of the RSA's Disinformation Advisory Group. In 2019 she was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association.
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