Dr James Hannam in the author of
God’s Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science, which was shortlisted for the Royal Society Book Prize in 2010 and has been translated into Dutch, German and Portuguese. The US edition is called
The Genesis of Science. James has a PhD from Cambridge in the History and Philosophy of Science. His articles have appeared in various academic and popular journals including
Standpoint and the
Spectator. Professionally, he's an accountant. He is also a trustee of the London Library and the long-running winner of the potato growing competition in his home village in Kent. He has a wife and two young children.