Author Martin Goodman sets a writing challenge

From the BBC website:

“Martin Goodman – Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Hull – discusses the life of pioneering scientist JS Haldane, who in developing the first gas mask placed himself and his family in danger. Should Haldane’s example be used as an example to today’s novelists, to inspire them to write about pertinent social and environmental issues?

This is one of a series of films made as part of New Generation Thinkers: each year producers from BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television Arts, together with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, select a group of young academics who have the potential to turn their ground breaking ideas into sensational broadcasting.”

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