Books

The Bookseller, Editors Science Choice Book of the Week:

Science of Fate, Hodder & Stoughton, May 2019

‘In this engrossing and highly illuminating book… Critchlow brilliantly argues that this intimate knowledge can actually empower us to shape better future for ourselves’. 

Consciousness: A Ladybird Expert Guide, Penguin, June 2018

“A really impressive example of how scientific research can be made accessible and appealing, and it will fulfil a seriously important function in opening up such research to potential students as well as a wider interested public”, Lord Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury.






Hay Festival Conversations: Thirty Conversations for Thirty Years, Hay Festival Press, 2017. 

Including a conversation between Bettany Hughes and Hannah Critchlow,  as part of the Raymond Williams Dailogue: The Ideas That Make Us where a classicist and a neuroscientist explore the Ancient Greek words Liberty, Comedy, Charisma, Xenia, Wisdom and Peace and travel both forwards and backwards in time, investigating how these ideas have been moulded by history and have made an impact on history and the human experience.

Judge of the prestigious 2018 Wellcome Book Prize, an annual British literary award sponsored by the Wellcome Trust to “celebrate the topics of health and medicine in literature”,including fiction and non-fiction.The winner receives £30,000 making it “one of the most remunerative literature awards on offer

Judging panel for the 2018 Prize Chaired by Edmund De Waal.

Winner of the Prize: Mark O’Connell, To be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death



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