To hear my appearance as a guest on BBC Radio 4's 'Midweek' with Libby
Purves in 2005, alongside rock musician Chris Rea, knitter and
historian Anne Sinclair, and playwright Arnold Wesker, please click here. We spoke about the physics and magic show I
was due to co-present.
is the coolest physicist in Britain", Libby
Purves, on Midweek, BBC
Radio 4, October 12 2005.
and I at the launch celebration for
Solid State Physics' in February 2010.
Copyright: Sharon Ann Holgate
Between 1998 and 2000 I made 25 appearances on Bill Buckley’s afternoon
show on BBC Southern Counties Radio. You can listen to some snippets
from my 1998 science slots with Bill (pictured with me here). During my
time on the show, we talked about everything from science in the
kitchen to solar storms, and from photocopiers to the psychology of
In December 2000, I got into the Xmas spirit discussing the science of
Christmas song lyrics with presenters Kirsten O’Brien and Stephen
Merchant as a studio guest on an Xmas special of The Edge on the BBC
World Service. (Please visit my Presenting on Radio
page for more information about my E=MC Shaz mini-series, and other
presenting for The Edge.)
I had great fun talking about the science and history of toilet paper
with Chris Evans in 2007 on his BBC
Radio 2 Drivetime show! This led to a further guest
appearance on the same topic, this time on the Saturday Breakfast Show
with Malcolm Boyden on BBC
Coventry and Warwickshire.
I was interviewed about what had inspired me to become a scientist for
an internal BBC Learning Strategy Launch film
directed by Ben McPherson in 2010.
In 2003, I appeared on a Boffins Special of the Weakest
Link presented by Anne Robinson on BBC 2. I made it halfway
through the rounds before having to do the ‘walk of shame’!
British Satellite News featured the talk with audience participation
based on The Way Science Works
that I gave in 2003 at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, where I
was a patient as a child. Please click here to see the footage which was
supplied to broadcasters worldwide. (The first interview is with the
head of the GOSH school.)
In November 2010 I was the guest for the Pulse Project’s Pulse
Podcast Episode 25. Following this link allows you to
download the episode, which revolved around a news story about a
real-life cloaking device.