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New Generation Thinkers 2012-2015

New Generation Thinkers was launched in November 2010 at Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas. The New Generation Thinkers scheme invites applications from academics at an early stage of their career who are passionate about communicating modern scholarship to a wider audience.

Led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with BBC Radio 3, we invite up to sixty early career researchers to BBC-run workshops to develop their programme ideas alongside experienced BBC producers. From these sixty, the ten resident New Generation Thinkers are selected, who go on to develop their ideas for BBC Radio 3 in a year-long partnership. 

View some of the highlights below, from the scheme's earliest years.

2015

Watch the video from 2015


2014


2013

Finalists from 2013
The 2013 finalists wait to receive their award.

Read our press release: New Research, New Broadcasters - Radio 3 Announces New Generation Thinkers to find out who the 10 finalists were.

 

Read New Generation Thinkers feature on the BBC Arts & Culture website.

 


2012

Finalists from 2012
Finalists from 2012

2011