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Ethnicity  British–New Zealand
Role  Journalist
Name  Tim Radford
Children  2
Occupation  Journalist and writer

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Born  1940New Zealand
Notable credit(s)  Science editor at The Guardian, 1980–2005
Education  Sacred Heart College, Auckland
Books  The Address Book: Our Place in the Scheme of Things

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Tim Radford (born 1940) is a British–New Zealand freelance journalist, born in New Zealand in 1940 and educated at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. At 16, he joined The New Zealand Herald as a reporter. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1961, working at first as a Whitehall information officer.


Radford worked for The Guardian newspaper for 32 years. Over the course of his career, he was letters editor, arts editor, literary editor, and science editor — holding the latter post from 1980 until 2005. He also served on the UK committee for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. He is married with two adult children.


Radford has won four Association of British Science Writers awards:

  • Lifetime achievement award for services to science journalism, 2004
  • Best feature on science subject in a national or regional newspaper, 2004, for Touching the Void, published in The Guardian on 22 July 2004
  • Best communication of science in a non-science context, 2001, for Tell us, Solly, published in the London Review of Books on 20 September 2001
  • Other awards in 1992 and 1997
  • References

    Tim Radford Wikipedia

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