How to sell science to the Big Brother generation

2019-03-14 06:16:01

By Paul Parsons (Image: Shigeru Tanaka/AmanaImages/Corbis) He plays the trumpet, loves football and has a well-known fondness for pink hoodies. Next week, University of Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy takes over from Richard Dawkins as Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science. Is he bothered by comparisons with his fearsome predecessor? And what will his message be? Paul Parsons went to find out What made you apply for the Simonyi chair? It encapsulates the two things I’m passionate about: