Book Club: on C.P. Snow’s The Two Cultures

Another month, another podcast! Join the Science Soapbox team as we delve into a work that has inspired some of our science policy heroes — C.P Snow’s lecture ‘The Two Cultures’. Published in 1959, the brief lecture has received worldwide renown for addressing matters on the culture of science. We first heard of this work during our interview with Dr. John Holdren — President Barack Obama’s former science advisor — and decided to read it ourselves to discuss on the podcast. While many things have changed since the time of this lecture, it provides a stepping stone and fascinating reference point towards the state of our contemporary science community.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during the show:

Below are pictures of the plastic objects Marcus retrieved from the waters.

This episode was recorded on November 13, 2017 in the Rockefeller University Outreach Lab. Special thanks to Visager for music.