BBC RADIO 4: Reith Revisited: Brian Cox on Robert Oppenheimer

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    Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, gave the BBC's Reith lectures in 1953. Sarah Montague and Professor Brian Cox consider the lessons to be learnt from them today. The Reith Lectures began in 1948 on the Home Service, subsequently moving to Radio 4 and becoming a major national occasion for intellectual debate. As part of the celebrations of Radio 4's 50th anniversary, the network looks back at the first 10 years of the Reith Lectures to explore how they reflect the times in which they were delivered and how well they stand up now.

    Period27 Sep 2017

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    • TitleReith Revisited
      Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
      Media typeRadio
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date27/09/17
      DescriptionRobert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, gave the BBC's Reith lectures in 1953. Sarah Montague and Professor Brian Cox consider the lessons to be learnt from them today. The Reith Lectures began in 1948 on the Home Service, subsequently moving to Radio 4 and becoming a major national occasion for intellectual debate. As part of the celebrations of Radio 4's 50th anniversary, the network looks back at the first 10 years of the Reith Lectures to explore how they reflect the times in which they were delivered and how well they stand up now.
      URLwww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096g1b7
      PersonsBrian Cox

    Keywords

    • Oppenheimer
    • atomic bombs
    • nuclear weapons