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Vivienne Parry

A scientist by training, Vivienne Parry writes and presents a wide range of programmes for Radio 4, including the award winning series, ‘Am I normal’ and ‘Inside the Ethics Committee’. She is a frequent pundit for Five Live and many TV and radio shows, and a prolific writer for a variety of newspapers, including the Times, Mail on Sunday and Guardian, and magazines such as Saga and Good Housekeeping. Her latest book The Truth about Hormones was shortlisted for the 2006 Aventis Science Prize.
Jacob’s Legacy
Who are the Jews? Where did they come from? What is the connection between an ancient Jewish priest in Jerusalem and today’s Israeli sunbather on the beaches of Tel Aviv? The author of Jacob’s Legacy, David Goldstein has been commended for his gift for translating complex scientific concepts into language understandable to all. He discussed with Vivienne Parry how the study of genetics has not only changed the study of Jewish history, it has altered notions of Jewish identity and even...