Pictured with Carol Vorderman and Andy Harries
Brian and Carol have been friends
for many years and have appeared on 'Take Nobody's Word For It'
on BBC TV. Andy directed Brian's Channel Four television series 'Food for Thought' and is now a senior commissioning
producer for television, making programmes like 'The Royle Family' and 'The Crown'.
'Brian is the cleverest man in Britain'. Anne Robinson, BBC TV 'Watchdog' programme
'It is given to few to have such a command of language . . . Brian is a research scientist who has so notably shown himself on television to be one of the rare masters of the art of getting the message across'. Medical News (leader column)
'Brian J Ford takes a cool view . . . he is always in charge of his material.' Observer
'Looking into the scientific future has its pitfalls, unless the writers information or imagination is unusually strong. Brian J Ford shows how it ought to be done.' The Observer
'Ford offers his audience a reasonable balance and the chance to improve their perspective.' The Times
'Dissatisfied with the tendency in modern science towards narrowness, fascination with high technology, obscurantism and zeal for publishing, Ford sets out [to] recommend an approach to science based on the natural philosophers desire to understand, clarify and communicate.' Bulletin of the History of Medicine
'He says we have all been bullied by the modern expert, the new-style scientist who chases column inches as energetically as any young starlet.' Sunday Times
'Brian Ford, using simple language and expert knowledge, moves easily from arachnids to zoology and genuinely instructs and entertains.' Sunday Times
'Brian J Ford believes that most scientific research can be easily understood. His series is an example of the best kind.' New Scientist
'Fords rules should be painted on the walls of laboratories like the Ten Commandments in a parish church.' Times Higher Education Supplement.
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