Roger Highfield: 80 per cent executive at the Science Museum Group / 20 per cent author, journalist and broadcaster. Views expressed here are 100 per cent his own.
Here are a few of my latest articles. There are more in my archive.
When cancer is an inspiration
Roger Highfield, Science Director, helped judge the annual Max Perutz Science Writing Award, which this year was dominated by entries about cancer
Architecture of the Invisible
Science Director Roger Highfield describes an event with the distinguished chemist Sir John Meurig Thomas to celebrate the UK’s pioneering role in using X-rays to understand living things.
The Human Cosmos
Roger Highfield, in conversation with Jo Marchant and Lord Martin Rees
Virology and Race
Roger Highfield, in conversation with Ajit Lalvani and Angela Saini, for JLF London
Coronavirus: will there be a winter wave?
The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first
PLANET PRIMED FOR ANIMAL INFECTIONS TO SPILLOVER INTO HUMANS
A study published today shows why changes in land use could pave the way for future disease outbreaks, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
Coronavirus; the new normal
Tomorrow (28th July), Locomotion will be our first of our five museums to open its doors to visitors. Roger Highfield, Science Director, describes the science behind reopening
Coronavirus: how the virus changed science
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role of science in combating disease and how the greatest health challenge of a generation has changed science.
Coronavirus: a revolutionary vaccine
In the race to curb the pandemic, scientists are testing a new kind of vaccine. Roger Highfield talks to key figures in the ‘David and Goliath’ race for an ‘RNA vaccine’.