Hannah Critchlow and Rowan Williams

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Join 5x15 with Hannah Critchlow and Rowan Williams on the importance and power of Joined Up Thinking

Hannah Critchlow
Joined Up Thinking

Dr Hannah Critchlow is a neuroscientist with a grounding in neuropsychiatry. She is a Science Outreach Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge and demystifies the human brain using Radio, TV and Festival platforms. Hannah’s first book Consciousness: A LadyBird Expert, was published in the summer of 2018, and her second book The Science of Fate was published in May 2019 to critical acclaim. She has been part of the 2018 Wellcome Trust Science Book Judging Panel, and in 2017 she co-presented the BBC Tomorrow's World Live interactive science series. In 2014 Hannah was named as a Top 100 UK scientist by the Science Council for her work in science communication. In 2013 she was named as one of Cambridge Universities ‘inspirational and successful women in science’. During her PhD she was awarded a Cambridge University Fellowship and as an undergraduate received three University Prizes as Best Biologist. Hannah’s choice of career stemmed from working as a Nursing Assistant at St Andrews Psychiatric Hospital.


Rowan Williams
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Dr Rowan Williams was the 35th Master of Magdalene College, and is an Honorary Professor of Contemporary Christian Thought in the University of Cambridge. From 1986-2001 was Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity for six years, before becoming Bishop of Monmouth, and, from 2000, Archbishop of Wales. In 2002, he became the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury. Dr Williams is a noted poet and translator of poetry, and, apart from Welsh, speaks or reads nine other languages. In 2013, he was made a life peer, becoming Lord Williams of Oystermouth, in the City and County of Swansea.


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