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  • Published: 29 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409052029
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

Another Point of View




A collection of Lisa Jardine's extravagantly applauded and perennially popular Radio Four talks.

'I want to use the moment as a springboard for some big ideas. I want to use the past and present to stimulate and challenge the listener and seduce them into thinking differently.' Lisa Jardine

Provocative and inspirational, Lisa Jardine is one of our pre-eminent thinkers. A leading academic, she is a polymath who embraces both the arts and the sciences with equal passion and has that rare gift of being able to make her subject and her thinking accessible to a mainstream audience.

Lisa presents 'A Point of View' on Radio 4 on Sunday mornings, replacing Alistair Cooke's 'Letter From America'. Another Point of View is a collection of twenty-two of the hugely popular and critically-acclaimed talks from the programme, on subjects as wide-ranging and topical as commuting, national identity, Christmas, Latin, knife crime, the mortgage crisis and the credit crunch.

The book contains drawings by Nick Wadley.

  • Pub date: 29 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409052029
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

About the Author

Lisa Jardine

Lisa Jardine CBE is Professor of Renaissance Studies at University College, London, where she is Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities and Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge. Lisa writes and reviews for all the major UK national newspapers and magazines and for the Washington Post, and has presented and appears regularly on arts, history and current affairs programmes for TV and radio. She judged the 1996 Whitbread Prize, the 1999 Guardian First Book Award, the 2000 Orwell Prize and was Chair of Judges for the 1997 Orange Prize and the 2002 Man Booker Prize.


Praise for Another Point of View

“She creates a rich tapestry, weaving art and science, past and present. And she always seems to connect to something close to home.”

Carla Carlyle, Spectator

“She creates a rich tapestry, weaving art and science, past and present. And she always seems to connect to something close to home.”

Carla Carlyle, Spectator


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