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    The publication date for issue 289 is the 10th of December, meaning subscribers should receive their copies during the week leading up to that date. It is also available from caving suppliers such as Inglesport and Starless River, or from our new website

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The Life Scientific with Jim Al-Khalili - today's episode on BBCRadio 4

Mrs Trellis

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In this always fascinating program Jim interviews Professor Sharon Peacock who created the UK's world-leading (yes really) Covid genome sequencing facility COG-UK.

She had a remarkable career going from school-leaver at 16 with no qualifications in science through nurse, doctor, professor, to heading COG-UK. The last part has her worries for the coming winter. Well worth a listen for 30 minutes - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0011498