“Science is based on experiment, on a willingness to challenge old dogma, on an openness to see the universe as it really is.” Carl Sagan
Tony Edwards is a writer on science, technology and medicine. His articles have appeared in a wide range of newspapers and periodicals in the UK and USA.
He is a former producer/director/writer at the BBC, where he spent most of his career making programmes for the science series Horizon and QED, and later for Channel 4 and Discovery. His eighty (approx) television programmes include:
Exposés of factory farming, the USA’s military spy satellite systems, the processed food industry, and how science treats non-conformists within its ranks.
Ground-breaking investigations into children’s nutrition and academic performance (an issue recently taken up by Jamie Oliver), organic farming, complementary medicine, and the remarkable mental abilities of autistic ‘savants’ – a programme which discovered the artist Stephen Wiltshire.
Six of his programmes received international awards, including the British Medical Association’s Medicine in the Media, its (rarely given) top journalistic gong.
“With the possible exception of great music, science is the pinnacle of human achievement, and its discoveries are a window through which to marvel at the exquisite complexities of the natural world,” says Tony.
Tony Edwards lives in rural Kent, near Tunbridge Wells, and is married to broadcaster Debbie Rix, who is also a writer (of fiction) as well as a communications and event consultant. They have two children in their early twenties.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” Albert Einstein