Tim Radford

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Tim Radford
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Education Sacred Heart College, Auckland
OccupationJournalist and writer
Notable credit(s)Science editor at The Guardian, 1980–2005

Tim Radford (born 1940) is a British–New Zealand freelance journalist, born in New Zealand in 1940 and educated at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. [1] At 16, he joined The New Zealand Herald as a reporter. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1961, working at first as a Whitehall information officer.


Radford worked for The Guardian newspaper for 32 years. Over the course of his career, he was letters editor, arts editor, literary editor, and science editor — holding the latter post from 1980 until 2005. [2] He also served on the UK committee for the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. He is married with two adult children. [1]


Radford has won four Association of British Science Writers awards: [3]

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  1. 1 2 Radford, Tim (3 June 2008). "The Guardian writer profile". London. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  2. "Of course scientists can communicate" . Retrieved 6 October 2012.
  3. "Association of British Science Writers award winners" . Retrieved 6 October 2012.