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ERIC Number: EJ858692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Radio and Reason--The Reith Lectures and J. Robert Oppenheimer
Brake, Mark; Griffiths, Martin
Physics Education, v44 n5 p474-478 Sep 2009
Radio broadcasting offers a unique opportunity to reach the public and facilitate their entertainment and education. In this vein, a series of high profile lectures in honour of Sir John Reith was initiated by the BBC in 1948 as a way of introducing the public to some of the greatest scientists of the age, enabling such thinkers to spread a message of communication and scientific sense to the British public. This essay examines J Robert Oppenheimer's 1953 Reith lectures and their relevance today.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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