Ep62: Making New Things - Alex Lathbridge

Image credit: Alex Lathbridge

Image credit: Alex Lathbridge

Alex Lathbridge is a scientist and creator. We talk about Alex’s background, working with different media, and creating spaces in academia and science.

[It’s a] way of making people of colour in science, tech, engineering, maths in the UK feel less alone
— Alex Lathbridge

In this episode we cover Alex’s background, from finding jobs on Gumtree to becoming a computational biochemist, via working at the BBC. We discuss how learning about science media led him to become a creator - first establishing ‘Minorities in STEM’, a network for ethnic minority people in the STEM community, and ‘Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet?’, a podcast covering science, technology and pop culture.

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You can read more about Alex’s research here and follow him on Twitter @thermoflynamics.