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Bryan Appleyard

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


  • Life and work 1
  • Books 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life and work

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 Interviewer of the Year in the British Press Awards and a former fellow of the World Economic Forum.[2]


  • The Culture Club: Crisis in the Arts (ISBN 0-571-13279-0 (pbk))
  • Richard Rogers: a biography (ISBN 0-571-13976-0 (pbk))
  • The Pleasures of Peace: Art and Imagination in Postwar Britain (ISBN 0-571-13722-9 )
  • Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man (ISBN 0-330-32013-0 (pbk))
  • The First Church of the New Millennium: a novel (ISBN 0-385-40485-9 )
  • Brave New Worlds: Genetics and the Human Experience (ISBN 0-00-257021-1 )
  • Aliens: Why They Are Here (ISBN 0-7432-5685-9 )
  • How to Live Forever or Die Trying - Published 22 Jan 2007 Simon & Schuster (ISBN 978-0-7432-6868-4)
  • The Brain is Wider Than the Sky: Why Simple Solutions Don't Work in a Complex World - Published 2011 - (ISBN 978-0-297-86030-3)
  • "Bedford Park" Published 2013 - (ISBN 978-1-780-22838-9)


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

External links

  • Official website

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