Rebecca Jenkins began her working life in charge of media relations for Durham Diocese during the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike and the turbulent Thatcher Years. As the writing partner of Bishop David Jenkins (Bishop of Durham 1984-94) she cut her writing teeth on a range of book, newspaper, television and radio projects. She has published non fiction books on 19th C British theatre & the first London Olympics of 1908 and is author of a handful of murder mystery novels. She has served as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and is presently working on a book challenging current perceptions of Alzheimer’s and the care of the elderly. She lives in Teesdale in County Durham. On twitter @rjenkinsauthor.
Are exams a cheat?
"Who would choose to go to a session on free will at 10:30 on a Sunday morning? A few hundred of the most engaged, passionate and discursive participants I have encountered. As a neuroscientist on the panel I felt my science was aired and challenged in exemplary fashion. As a passionate believer in engagement I couldn’t have been more delighted."
Daniel Glaser, head, special projects, public engagement, Wellcome Trust