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Prof Alice Roberts @theAliceRoberts location: Crypt of Lieberkuhn

Professor of Public Engagement in Science at Uni of Birmingham; biological anthropologist, author, broadcaster; President of Humanists UK. All views my own.

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The all-party parliamentary group on Coronavirus is hearing evidence right now - currently from the WHO special env… https://t.co/LbIiwserUj.@ReicherStephen "We need to move away from punishment. In every single way, treating the public as a partner wit… https://t.co/hp5cwQJHTS
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @HdeBagatelle @SamSantala Thank you!We talk to @theAliceRoberts and @andrewcopson about "The Little Book of Humanism", drawing upon the last 3,000 year… https://t.co/s3fq7e4MDs
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @dangochao Mostly anatomy, predictably! https://t.co/k1tWxi1T1h @SamSantala Mostly anatomy - occasionally branching out into Norse gods! https://t.co/k1tWxi1T1h @shepline @FIRSTmarty @PaulCarneyArts @Procreate @inktober I’m saying, yes! @PaulCarneyArts We’d love to. Ten year old (pen name, Bear Frills), is currently creating some kind of @orocreate p… https://t.co/2jMIVxY8iDThought you might like this, @neilhimself!A beautiful tune from the islands to start the day https://t.co/aRbV01oQ84 @VigriPhotograp1 Oh - thank you for sharing this beautiful sound! @PaulCarneyArts Having fun! The kids are in on it too...Late night sketching! https://t.co/NS6Ywrinvw
10/20
2020
Still catching up - with “loss” #Inktober2020 https://t.co/WyAvCjhGNO @PaulCarneyArts @NEATENart @The_Big_Draw @Procreate Loving it! @FIRSTmarty My arty friend @PaulCarneyArts encouraged me to try @Procreate - digital has finally caught up with real media! @PaulCarneyArts @NEATENart @The_Big_Draw Thank you! And I’ve just got @Procreate - I’m hooked! First time an Apple… https://t.co/IyKst1C5XQMore #Inktober catching up - Storm! https://t.co/kwQCQZG0lV @WanderingGaia It’s the SHAKING! @TomPFerguson @NeilJGostling @drmambobob I think the @Humanists_UK campaign is very careful, and I also support the… https://t.co/scWjdMG2f5 @simonmayo Exciting bedtime stories with my ten and seven year old! What’s down the mine? Is the warm rock really a… https://t.co/xZ0ETG13am"What we do now will save people's lives at the end of November." England should go into full lockdown "tomorrow,… https://t.co/LSVgr7Dq4A
Retweeted by Prof Alice RobertsCatching up - #Inktober2020 https://t.co/4leOYmTj0a‘Heads reporting second or subsequent Covid cases are being told by DfE helpline 'not to bother' calling again, pro… https://t.co/cxozjU1kky
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @NeilJGostling @drmambobob @TomPFerguson Exactly. And even non-faith schools are by law meant to have a daily act of collective worship! @AMam0623 @drmambobob Young earth creationism may not be taught but if you’re saying “the Earth that god made” - th… https://t.co/qtCM9asZL0 @drmambobob @TomPFerguson My daughter, aged 4, came home from school saying “God is everywhere”.#Books The Secret Life of Books from 2014 Next Sun 23:30 BBC Four In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein manuscripts, Prof… https://t.co/OWmjCRRSyF
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @EdwdPrice @zexpe @BBCr4today @Costingtheearth Sticking with BST all year round has all sorts of advantages. @SaltGeorge @BBCr4today @Costingtheearth Schools and many employers are not that flexible! @EliModnar @little_mavis @HazyGray @BBCr4today @Costingtheearth The pros for staying on BST outweigh the cons - mea… https://t.co/GgoHcq4bMn @WanderingGaia Also love Boggle - but SO LOUD! @WanderingGaia More fun for big people, too! @little_mavis @HazyGray @BBCr4today @Costingtheearth Keep it year round.Here’s a contrarian view. My seven year old and I have decided that Bananagrams is far superior to Scrabble. @tjfrewin @drmambobob @Dissy40 @BeccleJ I think learning about comparative world religions is important. But not -… https://t.co/dRenpNl5wFHitchens is hilarious. On @BBCr4today arguing that the argument for the clocks not going back is bourgeois! It woul… https://t.co/0FfQsc5fyy
10/19
2020
Maps that show life getting better. Crucial remember in dark times, progress is possible & the reasons for it. Does… https://t.co/DqBYL30ToZ
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts2/2 Some will die.Worryingly most got Ill in first 10 dys of oct- there is always a lag. If we do not lockdown, do… https://t.co/v9Qa8ih3Ly
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts1/2 If you’ve doubted that covid is back big style think again. My share of the Resp ward round (1/3) atoday took 5… https://t.co/2jKlZuiMmo
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @chris_d_horton Back soon! @tednicholas71 @drmambobob Father Christmas is less political, though. And has never, to my knowledge, been an excu… https://t.co/GiHjiaZAHo @TomPFerguson @drmambobob That is a form of creationism, even if not young earth creationism. Telling children any… https://t.co/KshTCDz06T @BeccleJ @drmambobob Do they get asked to pray to god in the classroom? @AllanDavy1 BIG! @WatergateBayAM Not ready to let her off yet! @juanjuego @SandraM24940223 @jamrock78 You need to read some science. @ClareSmart5 Yes, a mini wire-haired version. @RAJ_K1 If someone paid me to fly somewhere for a champagne reception and a photo op, I’d ask questions. Just saying... @toothlessgibbon @mrpaul2014 @drmambobob CofE schools in England present the existence of a deity as fact, certainly. @SandraM24940223 @jamrock78 There are no “two sides” - there’s a massive consensus vs a TINY fringe. Presenting it… https://t.co/ydtlswHq0L @MBRoberts4004 @drmambobob That should have been “vicar at” but I think you got the gist! @Prisca1964 @drmambobob If you want your child be part of the local community, to go to the local school - there’s… https://t.co/mfGdWp2e1ZLupa’s first trip to the beach! https://t.co/CiTI3trjOI @MBRoberts4004 @drmambobob The vicarious still my kids’ school said - but isn’t it good to teach the debate? @Dominus_Tempori @drmambobob My children were asked to write prayers as an English exercise. @ProfJSDavies Anyone who gets flown out to a champagne reception by a right wing think tank should probably ask the… https://t.co/Hg6IGfGjYl @toothlessgibbon @drmambobob Oh yes. @jamrock78 The BBC is unfortunately falling into exactly the same trap it did with the climate change deniers. @Volcanologist @AlexDunhill @LewisAlanJones @drmambobob We are a very unusual country, having an established church… https://t.co/RnUhpJk2mO @drmambobob So many state-funded faith schools - where the church feeds into the curriculum - and the diocese visits to make sure!You all might think creationism in schools is some sort of fundamentalist American thing but I can confirm they sli… https://t.co/1k7InCX29v
Retweeted by Prof Alice RobertsFollow the money... and find a handful of scientists signing up to do PR for a libertarian, right-wing think tank.… https://t.co/e6mxunA0rtGood piece by @NeilDotObrien "I've crunched the numbers and a herd immunity strategy would lead to a lot of deaths" https://t.co/Sa3SuxZVGE
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @GabiGreenham Namaste, here is your unroll: @NeilDotObrien: TAKING THE GREAT BARRINGTON DECLARARTION SERIOUSLY – a… https://t.co/31B2NzUece
Retweeted by Prof Alice RobertsHere's a book cover I drew for @littlebrown for the lovely mindful walking book by @claregogerty. Swipe for a close… https://t.co/a9PyrsMdm0
Retweeted by Prof Alice RobertsCompetition time! https://t.co/GkyJSkhOuEThanks to Noah Lindquist and Ashley Young for this masterpiece! WEAR A MASK! 😷 #coronavirus #BeautyAndTheBeast https://t.co/IfJREyv7Ro
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10/18
2020
Bailey for the win.Name a more iconic duo than Bill Bailey and Oti Mabuse, we'll wait... #Strictly @BillBailey @OtiMabuse https://t.co/WIq3PJA2HS
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @LeeRberger @AdamRutherford I suspect the experiments have not been done. From an anatomist who ditched an engineer… https://t.co/nuh9a3nouf @Jemmapalmer @Jamie_Woodward_ nooooooo!#covidbriefing https://t.co/WOFNrl2kOx
Retweeted by Prof Alice RobertsThe Fight Between Carnival and Lent https://t.co/fei0lMlryU
Retweeted by Prof Alice RobertsRewilding 30 per cent of world’s land would halt extinctions and ‘absorb half of CO2 emissions’, major study finds https://t.co/i91zHQgr2K
Retweeted by Prof Alice RobertsWatch @theAliceRoberts unwrap and flip the pages of her #BookOfTheDay children's book Human Journey illustrated by… https://t.co/mVWnoxJXQh
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @Gillyswiny @funkidunc @MatthewPope Enclosure has a lot answer for. Did you pull out a copy of the Charter of the Forest in their defence? @OrchardSimon @MatthewPope That’s great! Thank you.Lupa out! https://t.co/eViuwk3Ld8My kids have made a den in the woods, on their own - my daughter’s just taken me to it. It’s a lean-to shelter with… https://t.co/2j3nGkx0Ve
10/17
2020
@martin_berry @DrEricDing Or indeed, any infection for which we don’t have a vaccination.Dr Fauci completely throws “herd immunity” approach under the bus. And I agree, I’ve been warning folks against the… https://t.co/3T5iuaZeXj
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @fuelpovertyguru @RoyalAnthro Thank you so much. @sanditoksvig I tried to sum up your whole speech for my kids tonight. We talked about the bible and Wikipedia. The… https://t.co/bduC02mD82Congratulations @sanditoksvig on your @RoyalAnthro Marsh Award today. I loved your acceptance speech - may the phil… https://t.co/2Xk1KLfyDkI am so elated to have received the Public Anthropology Award from @RoyalAnthro today! https://t.co/IGT6XxUSqu @SAFE64894958 No, a little WHV. But getting bigger by the day! @lottatrygg He's gorgeous!Well this isn’t bad at all. The Little Book of Humanism by @andrewcopson and @theAliceRoberts (Dog, model’s own) https://t.co/ONmi0tugja
Retweeted by Prof Alice RobertsIf you're interested in forensic anthropology, the role of the expert witness, and science and law - you can listen… https://t.co/4lKvs8fglEDame Sue Black is about to give her presidential address about forensic anthropology RIGHT NOW! @RoyalAnthro https://t.co/vWQ1335UCJ @theronabylines @IndependentSage I'm not sure what your point is, but COVID deaths have already far outstripped the… https://t.co/cpKVkmDEDaAt the end of today's briefing @Sir_David_King is explaining this false dichotomy and appealing to @BorisJohnson to… https://t.co/a8I1sOLjYG
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @JamesMunro5 @IndependentSage They are recommending a UK wide strategy. @emeyefive @IndependentSage @Kit_Yates_Maths Please share, and lobby MPs.Enough is enough. Fighting this virus without a properly functioning FTTIS is like fighting a battle with one hand… https://t.co/ayDcuOPZjO
Retweeted by Prof Alice Roberts @Igatron @IndependentSage I'll take that question. Audient ID.You can find the emergency plan being recommended by @IndependentSage today - here: https://t.co/tdukXo9j3oProf Gabriel Scally on @IndependentSage right now - saying that if we don't fix Test, Trace, Isolate, we will simpl… https://t.co/ZUyrnhl5rWThe message from the data is we need to act now and we need to act decisively to bring down cases https://t.co/4gH8EY2BCT
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10/16
2020

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