Steve Sturdy took a first degree in biological sciences, before deciding he was more interested in the social implications of science than in becoming a scientist. He went on to study philosophy of science then sociology of scientific knowledge, qualifying PhD in 1987. Since then, he has researched and taught the history and sociology of science and medicine, first at the University of Manchester, and latterly at the University of Edinburgh. In 2007 he became Deputy Director of the ESRC Genomics Forum, a novel organisation that seeks to develop links between social scientists and scientists working across the entire range of genomic science and technology; and to connect research in this area to policy makers, business, the media and civil society in the UK and abroad.
Saturday 1 November 2008, 3.30pm Henry Moore Gallery
"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India