Crystals on Radio 4

Professor Elspeth Garman, past president of the BCA will appear on BBC Radio 4’s The ForumĀ  at 11.00 on Saturday 31st August in an episode all about crystals. Following the broadcast, the episode will be available via the BBC iPlayer service.

Bridget Kendall discusses the incredibly varied uses and meanings of crystals with cave scientist Penny Boston, whose work takes her deep underground to study ancient life forms trapped inside the earth’s largest crystals; biophysicist Elspeth Garman who, with the help of robots, can spend years growing one perfect protein crystal in her lab; and artist Roger Hiorns who has encrusted many objects with sparkling blue copper sulphate crystals, including the entire interior of a derelict London bedsit.