AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker 2019

  • Jade Halbert

Press/Media: Research


AHRC News website announcement of the final ten researchers who were chosen after a four-month selection process as the 2019 'New Generation Thinkers'.  They have undergone training and development with the AHRC and will spend a year being mentored by producers from Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme. Throughout this programme they will take part in Free Thinking discussions and go on to write episodes of BBC Radio 3’s The Essay.

Period1 Mar 2019

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  • TitleTen researchers from across the UK selected as 2019 'New Generation Thinkers'
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAHRC News site
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionBBC Radio 3, BBC Arts and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) today (1 March 2019) announced the ten 2019 New Generation Thinkers.
    From techno music in Berlin to the post-war ‘rag trade’, and divisive dams to fake news, these researchers from across the UK will have the opportunity to communicate their research by making programmes for radio and television for the BBC.
    The New Generation Thinkers were selected after a national call for the best research ideas with the potential to be shared through the media. They will now have the opportunity to make programmes for Radio 3 and other outlets, as well as contributing to wider media through the AHRC and taking part in the 2019 Being Human Festival. In addition, the scheme partners with BBC Four, where some of the selected academics will be given the opportunity to present a programme for TV.
    The final ten Thinkers for 2019 hail from Cardiff University, Birkbeck College, University College London, the Universities of Cambridge, Reading, Huddersfield, St Andrews, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
    PersonsJade Halbert