David Sington

2000 Honorary Membersington

British television science writer and producer David Sington is perhaps best known for his eight-part series "Earth Story," a co-production of the BBC and The Learning Channel, which aired in 1998 in the United Kingdom and the United States. Sington has been making science programs, first for radio and later television, since 1983. He studied natural science at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1981. Among his previous films are "Traces of Guilt," about science in the fight against crime; "The Man Who Made Up his Mind," on Gerald Edelman's theory of the brain; and "The Man Who Moved the Mountains," about a New Zealand geologist who revolutionized our understanding of earthquakes. Sington's other honors include the American Geophysical Union's 1999 Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism.