" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley

Laurie Taylor

Laurie Taylor began his broadcasting career as a regular contributor on Robert Robinson's Stop the Week and can currently be heard presenting Radio 4's Thinking Allowed. He was educated at St Mary's College, Liverpool, the Rose Bruford College of Drama in Kent, and Birkbeck College, University of London where he obtained his BA. He then went on to do an MA at Leicester University. Laurie's career began with a stint as a librarian, after which he became a professional actor, then an English teacher before joining the Sociology Department of the University of York, where he went on to become Professor of Sociology. He is a consultant, writes for newspapers and magazines, contributes to television programmes and is an accomplished public speaker. Laurie is also commissioning editor of New Humanist and a vice president of the Rationalist Association.

First broadcast on 29th September 2006.

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