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BCB Radio are broadcasting a series of radio shows and interviews created specially for Bradford Science Festival. Tune in to BCB Radio 106.6FM, or find the shows on BCB Listen Again after broadcast.

THE Highlights of Bradford Science Festival

DATE AND TIME: 18.00, 19 October; 13.30, 20 October; 16.00, 22 October; 12.30, 23 October; 16.00, 25 October; 10.00, 26 October
AGE: Suitable for ages 18+

Bradford Science Festival is back this year with lots of activities and events across the city and beyond. Find out what you really shouldn’t miss in this special 30-minute highlights programme.

Den of Enquiry

DATE AND TIME: 16.30–17.00, 25 October; 10.30–11.00, 26 October; 12.00–12.30, 30 October
AGE: Suitable for ages 18+

Miranda Duffy hosts a podcast called Den of Enquiry where she sits with her kids and their snoring dog, Woof, in their den under the kitchen table talking about big issues. In this special Bradford Science Festival show, Miranda will talk about the importance of encouraging pre-teens and teenagers to develop critical thinking and confident questioning skills when it comes to democracy and issues such as climate change. The show will include top tips, poetry and a bit of information about COP26.

Women in STEM Part 1

LOCATION: BCB Radio, 106.6FM and online
DATE AND TIME: 16.00–17.00, 26 October; 10.00–11.00, 27 October; 16.00–17.00, 29 October
AGE: Suitable for ages 18+

In the first of a two-part series from Bradford Science Festival 2020, Helen Seymour talks to Cat Scott, Shabiha Khan and Rachel Beattie about their jobs in STEM—what they do, how they got there and advice for girls interested in a career in science. In this episode, Helen discovers the suprising links between STEM subjects and fashion, and finds out the answer to the important question: what is a woman in STEM’s favourite biscuit? Interspersed with your favourite BCB Radio tunes.

Women in STEM Part 2

LOCATION: BCB Radio, 106.6FM and online
DATE AND TIME: 16.00–17.00, 28 October; 10.00–11.00, 29 October; 16.00–17.00, 31 October
AGE: Suitable for ages 18+

In the second and final episode of this two-part series, Helen Seymour discovers more jobs you wouldn’t expect to find in the world of STEM and talks about the amazing opportunities a STEM career can offer. Emma Nicholson, Ruth Griffin and Sinead Burke discuss their fascinating and varied roles, how they got into them, what advice they have for girls interested in science, and of course their favourite biscuits! Interspersed with your favourite BCB Radio tunes.

Are We Here Yet? Bradford’s Journey to a Circular Economy

DATE AND TIME: 16.00–17.00, 26 October; 10.00–11.00, 27 October; 16.00–17.00, 29 October
AGE: Suitable for families with children aged 11+

In this radio show Amir Sharif, Professor of Circular Economy at the University of Bradford, will conduct a series of interviews with pioneers in Bradford and the surrounding region who are at the cutting edge of implementing sustainable practices and circular economy in support of economic regeneration and growth.

Tranquil Spaces

DATE AND TIME: TBC
AGE: Suitable for families with children aged 11+

Many of us have been spending more time at home than ever before, and unless you live by yourself in the middle of nowhere, chances are unwanted noise will have infiltrated your lockdown at some point. In this radio interview Greg Watts, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Acoustics at the University of Bradford, will look at what you can do around your house and garden to make things more peaceful.

Involving Young People in Climate Change Discussions

DATE AND TIME: TBC
AGE: Suitable for ages 18+

AimHi deliver an online environment course for young people, as well as training for teachers on how to teach the subject of climate change. Listen to them talk about their work, climate course and involvement in Bradford Science Festival and COP26.

Anatomy Through the Ages

DATE AND TIME: TBC
AGE: Suitable for families with children aged 11+

A look at how anatomy has progressed through the years, ranging from the first human dissections to the latest surgical developments.

The Colour Scientists

DATE AND TIME: TBC
AGE: Suitable for ages 18+

Find out more about the people who work for PPG, creating new colours, paints and materials for different uses—from homes and mobile phones to aeroplanes and ships.  

Shapes With Sound: From Animals to Medicine

DATE AND TIME: TBC
AGE: Suitable for ages 18+

Borsha Sarker, Research Sonographer at NIHR Leeds Biomedical Research Centre, has seen medical ultrasound take her all over the world—from scanning a cheetah’s kidneys for the BBC’s Animal Hospital, to using fruit and vegetables to demonstrate how ultrasound works to children. Join Borsha as she talks about her work, Ultrasound Awareness Month, and her involvement in Bradford Science Festival. 

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