Bio

Gregory Radick is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds.  He arrived at Leeds in 2000 after studies at Rutgers (BA History) and Cambridge (MPhil & PhD History and Philosophy of Science).  In his final year at Cambridge he was the Charles and Katharine Darwin Research Fellow at Darwin College.  At Leeds he has served as Director of the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science (2006-8) and the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (2014-7).  He is a past President of the British Society for the History of Science  (2014-6) and currently President of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology.  His books include The Simian Tongue: The Long Debate about Animal Language (awarded the 2010 Suzanne J. Levinson Prize of the History of Science Society for best book in the history of the life sciences and natural history) and, as co-editor, The Cambridge Companion to Darwin.  He contributes to the Times Literary Supplement, and has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time and PBS’s Genius by Stephen Hawking.  Until the autumn of 2019 he is on research leave funded by a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.