Roger Highfield


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Griffithstown, Wales, The United Kingdom
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Roger Ronald Highfield (born 1958 in Griffithstown, Wales) is an author, science journalist, broadcaster and director of external affairs at the Science Museum Group.

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“However, as I hope to persuade you, there are some interesting connections between science and magic. They share a belief, as one mathematician put it, that what is visible is merely a superficial reality, not the underlying "real reality." They both have origins in a basic urge to make sense of a hostile world so that we may predict or manipulate it to our own ends.”
Roger Highfield, The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works

“Words can calm people, can make them them fall in love, can whip them up into a frenzy, can turn them into killers.”
Roger Highfield, The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works

“If Newton had not, as Wordsworth put it, voyaged through strange seas of thought alone, someone else would have. If Marie Curie had not lived, we still would have discovered the radioactive elements polonium and radium. But if J. K. Rowling had not been born, we would never have known about Harry Potter. That is why Master Potter means so much to me. Science may be special but Harry, as a work of art, is more so. Harry Potter is unique.”
Roger Highfield, The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works

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