SCIENCE ADVICE FOR POLICY
BY EUROPEAN ACADEMIES

Mark Ferguson on the life of Solly Zuckerman

Solly Zuckerman was the first chief scientific advisor to the UK government, and arguably one of the first to hold such a post in the world.

Solly Zuckerman was the first chief scientific advisor to the UK government, and arguably one of the first to hold such a post in the world.

His views, experiences and anecdotes from both the Second World War and the Cold War — as described in a thousand or so pages of autobiography — are so valuable that Mark Ferguson, today’s guest, wishes he’d read them before he became chief scientific advisor to the Irish government.

Don’t make the same mistake as Mark and leave your study of Zuckerman until your retirement: listen to this episode today!

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