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James Burke (science historian)

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James Burke (born 22 December 1936) is a British broadcaster, science historian, author, and television producer. He was one of the main presenters of the BBC1 science series Tomorrow's World from 1965 to 1971 and created and presented the television series Connections (1978), and its more philosophical sequel The Day the Universe Changed (1985), about the history of science and technology. The Washington Post has called him "one of the most intriguing minds in the Western world". Biography Burke was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He was educated at Maidstone Grammar School, and then served in the RAF from 1955 to 1957 before being accepted at Jesus College, Oxford, where he studied Middle English, obtaining both BA and MA degrees. Upon graduation, he moved to Italy, where at the British School in Bologna, he was lecturer in English and director of studies, 1961–63. He also lectured at the University of Urbino. Thereafter, he was headmaster of the English School in Rome,
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