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Steve Jones

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Professor Steve Jones has built up a formidable reputation for his work on genetic diversity. He has written easy-to-read, bestselling books on complex subjects such as evolution and genes.

In this programme, his ability to popularise science is tested to the limit as he addresses an unfamiliar audience: the 10-year-olds of Hotham Primary School in Putney, London. Will Steve Jones crack under the pressure? Or will the children end up teaching him a lesson?

What actually transpires is a master class in teaching. By enlisting the help of fifty live snails, Professor Jones leaves his young pupils enchanted, and better informed than many adults about the importance of genetic diversity.

Part of the series: The Teaching Challenge

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