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Another Point of View

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The presenter of ‘A Point of View’ puts down in writing some of the thoughts and views she expresses so eloquently on her Radio 4 programme. A diverse range of subjects discussed in an interesting and accessible way.


Another Point of View by Lisa Jardine

‘I want to use the moment as a springboard for some big ideas. I want to use the past and present to stimulate and challenge the listener and seduce them into thinking differently.’ Lisa Jardine

Provocative and inspirational, Lisa Jardine is one of our pre-eminent thinkers. A leading academic, she is a polymath who embraces both the arts and the sciences with equal passion and has that rare gift of being able to make her subject and her thinking accessible to a mainstream audience.

Lisa presents ‘A Point of View’ on Radio 4 on Sunday mornings, replacing Alistair Cooke’s ‘Letter From America’. Another Point of View is a collection of twenty-two of the hugely popular and critically-acclaimed talks from the programme, on subjects as wide-ranging and topical as commuting, national identity, Christmas, Latin, knife crime, the mortgage crisis and the credit crunch.


'She creates a rich tapestry, weaving art and science, past and present. And she always seems to connect to something close to home.' - Carla Carlyle, Spectator

About the Author

Lisa Jardine CBE is Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge. Lisa writes and reviews for all the major UK national newspapers and magazines and for the Washington Post, and has presented and appears regularly on arts, history and current affairs programmes for TV and radio. She judged the 1996 Whitbread Prize, the 1999 Guardian First Book Award, the 2000 Orwell Prize and was Chair of Judges for the 1997 Orange Prize and the 2002 Man Booker Prize.

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Publication date

7th May 2009


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192 pages


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