Lisa Jardine’s Jacob Bronowski Film

Until December 16th Through December 23rd, historian Lisa Jardine’s new film about her father, British mathematician and science popularizer Jacob Bronowski, is available on the BBC website but, alas, it can only be viewed in the UK.  (I can’t tell if the video streams to computers outside the UK.) I have posted some discussion of the film here.


About Will Thomas

Will Thomas is a junior research fellow at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at Imperial College London. He is originally from Minnesota, and received his PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University in 2007. From 2007 to 2010 he was a post-doctoral historian at the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics near Washington, DC. There he developed the Array of Contemporary American Physicists resource. His primary interests are in 20th-century America and Britain, and in the histories of physics and the sciences of policy analysis. He maintains the blog Ether Wave Propaganda, usually posting about the problems of maintaining a constructive historiography, and about argumentative systems in all eras.
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2 Responses to Lisa Jardine’s Jacob Bronowski Film

  1. Geoff Arnold says:

    iPlayer won’t stream it to the US 😦

  2. Adrian Evans says:

    The ascent of man is such a great comment on the influences of science and mankind. Your documentary explains to me the influence this programme had on me as a teenager.
    There are no films which have assaulted my senses as much as the scene as your father walking into the swamp and caressing the ashes of humans/relatives.
    I am an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and feel what he expressed daily. I am interested you also are interested in the origins of life.
    We can but hope to feel what he was able to express.

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