As part of our Summer of Space, Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to Buzz Aldrin about the tense moments before the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969.
Roger Highfield is the Science Director at the Science Museum Group, a member of the UK's Medical Research Council and a visiting professor at the Dunn School, University of Oxford, and Department of Chemistry, UCL. He studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford and was the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. Roger was the Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph for two decades, and the Editor of New Scientist between 2008 and 2011. He has written or co-authored eight popular science books, and had thousands of articles published in newspapers and magazines.
What if the Soviet hammer and sickle had been the first flag on the Moon, rather than the Stars and Stripes? Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, who trained to be the first to walk on the Moon.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, reflects on the Director’s Annual Dinner 2019.
Roger Highfield, Science Director at the Science Museum Group and judge of the European Inventor Award introduces this year’s finalists and explains how to vote for your favourite.
The first image of a black hole was unveiled today, shedding new light on the most extreme, inscrutable and enigmatic objects in the cosmos.
Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, glimpses the future of navigation.
In the run up to the opening of our Medicine Galleries later this year, Roger Highfield reports on an unlikely story of how a road rage attack provided the secret of scientific success, leading to a Nobel Prize.
As the Science Museum prepares to open its £24m Medicine Galleries, Roger Highfield reports on a remarkable new insight into why everyone is different.
The ill-fated UK hunt for Martian life that was to begin on Christmas Day 15 years ago has since grown hugely in significance, reports Roger Highfield.
Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, discusses Venki Ramakrishnan’s critically-acclaimed book, Gene Machine: the Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome.
Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs introduces the Oxford Mathematics public lecture.
Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, announces the winners of the Medical Research Council’s annual Max Perutz Science Writing Award.