Bryan Appleyard

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Bryan Appleyard (born 24 August 1951, Manchester) is a British journalist and author.

Life and work[edit]

Appleyard was educated at Bolton School[1] and King's College, Cambridge where he read English. He worked at The Times and then became a freelance journalist. He has also written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Daily Telegraph, Spectator, New Statesman, and other publications.[2]

In 1992 he published Understanding the Present which evoked polarizing responses.[3] The book explores his views about "science's corrosive effect on morality".[4] One opposing view is that his views are based on a "tangle of misunderstandings" about the concept of science.[5]

His novel The First Church of the New Millennium incorporates many of the themes common in his newspaper columns, "architecture, popular science and the machine age".[6]

He has been three times Feature Writer of the Year and is currently[when?] Interviewer of the Year in the British Press Awards and a former fellow of the World Economic Forum.[2]



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  2. ^ a b IBPC
  3. ^ Zarandi, Mehrdad M. (2003). Science and the Myth of Progress. World Wisdom, Inc. pp. 235–. ISBN 9780941532471. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Agar, Nicholas (2001). Life's Intrinsic Value: Science, Ethics, and Nature. Columbia University Press. pp. 21–. ISBN 9780231117869. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Dennis Alexander (1993-02). "Science and Scientism". ThirdWay. Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd. pp. 21–. Retrieved 19 July 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Wheen, Francis (1996-06-17). Lord Gnome's Literary Companion. Verso. pp. 155–. ISBN 9781859840450. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 

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