Sound of Science

24 October – 1 November 2020

Bradford Science Festival is a week of surprising science and fascinating fun at the Science and Media Museum and online.

As part of the Bradford Science Festival 2020 BCB Radio will host a series of special radio shows throughout the week, including interviews and discussions on the topic of women in STEM.

Keep an eye on the Schedule for updates.


Saturday 24th October 2020

The Sound of Science: The Bradford Science Festival – 10am

Discover the highlights of this year’s Bradford Science Festival and hear from some of the partners and contributors, including the National Science Museum

Electricity with Benjamin and Micah – 10:30pm

Benjamin and Micah, our 9 year old BCB Xtra presenters, bring you an exciting and educational electricity themed half hour with facts, songs, jokes and maybe a riddle if you’re lucky!

Monday 26th October 2020

The Climate Press presents: Climate Strike – 10am

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Tom Wood from the Climate Press talks to people attending local climate strikes and discusses how collective action has proven invaluable in recent times. He also finds out about Bradford Council’s response to the climate emergency.

Climate Chaos with Benjamin and Micah – 6:30pm

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Join Benjamin and Micah, our young BCB Xtra presenters, as they deliver a show all about the Climate. Recorded last year when they were both 8 years old

Tuesday 27th October 2020

Women in STEM Careers – 10am

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In part 1 of a 2 part series, Helen Seymour talks to Cat Scott, Shabiha Khan and Rachel Beattie about what they do in their varying roles, how they got there and advice for girls interested in a career in science.

In this episode, Helen discovers the surprising links between STEM subjects and fashion and finds out the answer to the important question: what is a woman in STEM’s favourite biscuit?

Interspersed with your favourite BCB Radio tunes.

Izzy’s Radio Show – 6:30pm

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8 yr old presenter Izzy Harper celebrates Bradford Science Festival by looking back at some of her best ‘science’ interviews with Dr X from CBBC and Maddie Moate from CBeebies!

Wednesday 28th October 2020

Leeds Priestley international Centre for Climate presents: What is Net Zero and Why Is It Important? – 10am

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Do you know what the term net zero means and why it so important to reduce global heating?
Simon Moore from the Priestley International Centre for Climate will talk to guests about their work on tree planting and air quality.

Maths with Benjamin and Micah – 6:30pm

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Join Benjamin and Micah, our young BCB Xtra presenters, as they deliver a show all about Maths. Recorded last year when they were both 8 years old.

Thursday 29th October 2020

Interviews with Women In STEM – 10am

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In the final episode of this 2 part series, Helen Seymour discovers more job roles you wouldn’t expect to find in the world of STEM, as well as talking about some of the amazing opportunities a STEM career can offer.

Emma Nicholson, Ruth Griffin and Sinead Burke talk about their fascinating and varied roles, how they got into them, what advice they have for girls interested in science, and that all important question; what is their favourite biscuit?

Interspersed with your favourite BCB Radio tunes.

Friday 30th October 2020

How to make Bradford a sustainable city -10am

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Amir Sharif, Professor of Circular Economy at the University of Bradford, will be in conversation with leading experts to explain and discuss key issues around sustainability and how it applies to Bradford and the wider region of West Yorkshire.

Saturday 31st October 2020

Building Community Resilience Through Heritage – 10am

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In this special edition of Research Matters, Marcus Rattray finds out about the Fragmented Heritage project.
Using VR with displaced communities in Jordan, the project has explored heritage as a tool to support health and wellbeing in difficult circumstances.

Spiders! -10:30am

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Bradford Museums and Galleries are getting very excited about spiders and their new spider display at Cliffe Castle.
They are really important to the eco-system and environment, so join Gerry and Emma and learn more about these amazing creatures.

Electricity with Benjamin and Micah – 6:30pm

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Join Benjamin and Micah, our 9 year old BCB Xtra bring you an exciting and educational electricity themed half hour with facts, songs, jokes and maybe a riddle if you’re lucky!


We’ll be featuring interviews on our About Bradford and Bradford & Beyond magazine programmes throughout the week.

Monday 26th Oct

11.35 – Andrew Clarke – Black History Month

Presenter – Kath Cannoville
Andy is the STEM Ambassador Hub Manager at the Museum, he’s been working to raise the profile of black scientists in schools through the BAME forum he set up and he is also on the Diversity Panel for the Science Museum Group.

17.35 – Kathryn Halstead PPG – Part 1 Sustainability

Presenter – Kathy Dyson

PPG is the Lead sponsor of the Festival. Throughout the week we are speaking with several members of staff at PPG about careers in STEM industries. Kathryn will be talking about her career and Sustainability & the Environment at PPG

Tuesday 27th Oct

11.35 – Elaine Brown – Stem City, Careers in Engineering

Presenter – Jo Kenyon

Reader in Mechanical and Process Engineering at the University of Bradford Elaine Brown, tells us about careers in Engineering.

17.35 – Kathryn Halstead PPG – Part 2 Gender Diversity

Presenter – Kathy Dyson

Kathryn tells us about her role as leader of UK Women’s Leadership Network at PPG, and why Diversity is so important at PPG

Wednesday 28th Oct

11.35 – Gary Smith PPG – STEM Careers

Presenter – Helen Seymour

Gary works for PPG as a Business Excellence Manager in Aerospace. Find out about his career in science and his current role.

17.35 – Heather Millard & Elizabeth Labres – Environment/ Recycling

Presenter – Peg Alexander

Heather and Lizzie are going to talk about Recycling related to museum collections (linking to the BSF theme of Sustainability)

Thursday 29th Oct

11.35 – Donna Matthews PPG – STEM Careers

Presenter – Shamim Akhtar

Donna will be telling us about her work as a Quality Control Chemist for PPG, what this means and how she started in her career in science.

17.35 – Viktor Doychinov – Stem Careers (and Pipebots!)

Presenter – John Hebden

Viktor will be telling us about his career in wireless communications; 5G in general, wireless technology in medical devices, applications to robotics and VR. And also discussing his current project, called Pipebots which is about making small robots that will inspect and repair water and sewer pipes from the inside.

Friday 30th Oct

11.35 – Sarah Ledjmi – Bradlab, Research into the collections at NSMM

Presenter – Ian Forward

Sarah will talk about the research into the collection that volunteers have been doing, and some of the exciting things they have discovered!

17.35 – Sohan Jheeta – Space Science

Presenter Dom Burch/ Kirran Shah

In this interview, Sohan Jheeta will talk about his research and love for the science of space.

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