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Richard Corfield (scientist)

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Name  Richard Corfield
Role  Writer
Education  University of Bristol

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Born  January 22, 1962 (age 53) (1962-01-22)
Books  The Silent Landscape, Lives of the Planets

Richard Corfield (born 22 January 1962) is a scientist, science writer and broadcaster based near Oxford in the United Kingdom.


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Early life

He attended William Ellis School, for the first six years a boys' grammar school.

He received his B.Sc in Zoology in 1983 from Bristol University and his Ph.D in Biogeochemistry in 1987 from Cambridge University where he worked with Professor Sir Nicholas Shackleton FRS on the greenhouse effect during the Paleocene Epoch.


He is the Managing Director of the Science and Media consultancy Hanborough Consultants. He has written three books: Architects of Eternity: The New Science of Fossils, The Silent Landscape: In the Wake of HMS Challenger and Lives of the Planets; A Natural History of the Solar System.

As well as contributing to magazines, on-line publications and newspapers such as Physics World, Chemistry World,,, and The Washington Post he also wrote and appeared in the Newton Channel/Guardian documentary An Interview with Craig Venter.

He is also a regular contributor on radio, particularly to In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg, The Material World and The Report.

Personal life

He lives in Long Hanborough, on the A4095, west of Oxford. He married Julie Cartlidge, with two daughters born in 1994 and 2000.


Richard Corfield (scientist) Wikipedia

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