Richard Hollingham – BBC Science Correspondent, Broadcaster, Author and Guest Speaker
Richard Hollingham is known for his humour and lightness of touch when explaining everything from quantum physics to genetics. Richard Hollingham became a science reporter on the newly launched News 24 thence moving to the BBC Science Unit where for three years he worked as a Senior Producer and reporter at the Today programme.
As a BBC science presenter, author and writer, Richard Hollingham has filed stories from more than 40 countries including Antarctica, Libya and Vietnam. He has reported from within a crevasse, from a rocket launch pad in Kazakhstan and from a ‘doomsday vault’ in a Norwegian mountain.
Today, Richard presents One Planet, the current affairs environment programme on BBC World Service and has also presented several recent series for Radio 4 including Seeds of Trouble, Losing the Past, Arctic Meltdown and Libya’s Desert Water.
He has won a fellowship to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Massachusetts where he spent a month doing rather than reporting science and was the Winner of BEMA for reporting from Antarctica.
Richard Hollingham is Co-author of ‘How to Clone the Perfect Blonde’ (longlisted for the coveted Aventis Science Prize). He writes for New Scientist, Discover magazine and is a frequent contributor to BBC’s From Our Own Correspondent.
He writes for Space:uk – a magazine produced for the British national Space Centre – aimed at the industry and education, and anchored TV coverage of rocket launches for the European Space Agency. He has also written annual reports for the Space Centre for the British Antarctic Survey and produced the Wellcome Trust’s first podcasts
In 2008 Richard wrote the highly acclaimed history of surgery: ‘Blood and Guts’ – from the earliest methods of pain relief (being hit on the head as one!) to the modern advances in transplant surgery and its Brave new World.
As an after-dinner speaker, Richard Hollingham’s tales may make you think twice before going under the knife – and all served with a large pot of relish! Richard is an ideal speaker for medical/pharmaceutical events – and guaranteed to cut hospital waiting lists!