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The Reith Lectures

Edward Appleton: Science and the Nation: 1956

Science and Education

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Professor Edward Appleton considers how we teach science in order to inspire new talent in his final Reith lecture. Show more

The Reith Lectures

Edward Appleton: Science and the Nation: 1956

Industrial Science

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Professor Edward analyses the functional sciences created for industry in his fifth Reith lecture. Show more

The Reith Lectures

Edward Appleton: Science and the Nation: 1956

Government and Science

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Professor Edward Appleton considers the UK government's use of applied science in his fourth Reith lecture. Show more

The Reith Lectures

Edward Appleton: Science and the Nation: 1956

Science for its Own Sake

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Professor Edward Appleton explains why there is an intellectual interest in science in his third Reith lecture. Show more

The Reith Lectures

Edward Appleton: Science and the Nation: 1956

Our National Need of Science

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Professor Edward Appleton considers the UK's relationship with science in his first lecture from his series entitled 'Science and the Nation'. Show more