Ep62: Making New Things - Alex Lathbridge

October 29, 2018 in Season 4
Photograph of 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

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.

Recommended listening - Episode 09: Black Panther and Racist Cameras

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