Prof. Bruce Drinkwater – ultrasonic engineer (#69)

Bruce Drinkwater is an Engineer and Professor working at the University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. His interests span many applications of ultrasonics including imaging, condition monitoring as well as ultrasonic levitation, tractor beams and haptics. In 2015 he co-invented the world’s first stable ultrasonic tractor beam, in 2017 he demonstrated the levitation of wavelength-scale objects and in 2019 the levitation and manipulation of multiple objects.

Interview 60. – Zena Holloway

Zena Holloway has photographed Olympians, sports personalities, singers and songwriters as well as newborn babies, indigenous peoples and creatures of all shapes and sizes; both marine and terrestrial. Born in Bahrain and raised between London and pretty much everywhere else in the world, she went on her first dive in England as a teenager. Charmed by the magic of the underwater world, she began experimenting with a camera and decided to chart her own course in an ultra-niche profession.

Interview 59. – The Right Revd David Stuart Walker

The Right Revd David Walker has held the position of Bishop of Manchester since 2013.  Prior to that he was Bishop of Dudley from 2000, following 17 years in assorted parish ministries and industrial chaplaincy in the Diocese of Sheffield. David is Chair of the Advisory Council on the Relations of Bishops and Religious Communities (ACRBRC) – the body which is currently working with new monastic communities as they emerge across the Country.  He acts as International Visitor for the Society of Ordained Scientists.

Interview 57. – Helen Sharman CMG OBE

Helen Sharman became the first British astronaut in May 1991 when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to spend eight days orbiting the Earth, most of that time on the Mir Space Station. After her return from space, Helen spent many years communicating science and its benefits by speaking, presenting on radio and television and by organising science events for the public. More recently, she has worked as a manager at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington and at Kingston University London. Currently, Helen is the UK Outreach Ambassador for Imperial College London.

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