Nick Lane

nick.lane@ucl.ac.uk

 

Links to lectures, talks, radio and TV interviews, podcasts, blogs and more

BBC Radio 4, In Our Time on extremophiles

BBC Radio 4, Start the Week on life in the oceans

Royal Society interview on Leeuwenhoek

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition on Origins of Life

Buzzfeed - Tom Chivers 'Meet the man who can tell you how life began'

Little Atoms with Neil Denny

Today Programme with Matthew Cobb

General Microbiology Society, podcast on Leeuwenhoek, March 2015

New Scientist Live, Origins of Life, Conway Hall, June 2014

Richard Herring's Meaning of Life, Leicester Square Theatre, 2014

Naked Scientists, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, 2014

ABC Radio (Australia) The Science Show with Robyn Williams

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time on photosynthesis, 2014

UCL lunch hour lecture

UCL mini-lecture

The problem of progress: Life, humanity, civilization

BBC2 Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell

BBC Radio 4, 'In Our Time' on the cell

BBC News Meet the Author interview

Guardian Science Weekly podcast

Wellcome Packed Lunch podcast

Sunday Times article on the origin of life

Observer review of Creation by Adam Rutherford

BBC Radio 4, The Infinite Monkey Cage

BBC4 The Gene Code - Interview with Adam Rutherford

Thinking about Science - podcast with Dr Emma Tobin and Dr Brendan Clarke, UCL Science and Technology Studies

University of Manchester podcast on the origin of life with Adam Rutherford

London Science Festival - podcast of a session with Lewis Dartnell on the origin of life and life elsewhere in the universe

Geological Society lecture on energetics at the origin of life

BBC Radio 4 Today Programme on origin of life, 2010

Interview for the Spanish Society for Evolutionary Biology with Toni Gabaldon

UCL Provost's Venture Research Fellowship

BBC Radio 4 Last Word (on Lynn Margulis)

Not Exactly Rocket Science, blog on the origin of complex life

Not Exactly Rocket Science, blog on the two-genome waltz

Nautilus - The Unique Merger, article by Ed Yong on the freakish origin of eukaryotes

New Scientist - Meet your Maker, article by Michael Le Page on the last universal common ancestor of life

 

Full list of public talks and media presentations (including forthcoming talks)

  1. Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, stand on the origin of life, July 2015

  2. BBC Radio 4 In Our Time, guest on extremophiles and astrobiology, June 2015

  3. Royal Institution, the story of life, public lecture with Matthew Cobb, June 2015

  4. BBC Radio 4 Today Programme with Matthew Cobb

  5. Cheltenham Science Festival, stage discussion on the origin of life with Adam Rutherford, June 2015

  6. BBC Radio 4 Start the Week, guest on Life Underwater, April 2015

  7. General Microbiology Society, podcast on Leeuwenhoek, March 2015

  8. Royal Society Phil Trans 350 interview on Leeuwenhoek, March 2015

  9. University of Durham, Institute of Advanced Study, public lecture, February 2015

  10. Naked Scientists, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, 2014

  11. The Science Show, ABC Radio, interview with Robyn Williams, September 2014

  12. New Scientist Live, Origins of Life, Conway Hall, June 2014

  13. BBC Radio 4 In Our Time, guest on photosynthesis, May 2014

  14. Richard Herring's Meaning of Life, Leicester Square Theatre, April 2014

  15. Lichfield Scientific Society, March 2014

  16. UCL Academy, invited talk, February 2014

  17. Eton College, Banks Society, invited talk, February 2014

  18. UCL Research Frontiers, invited talk and discussion, January 2014

  19. UCAS Open Day Research talk, UCL Biosciences, December 2013

  20. Faculty of Life Sciences Research Day, UCL, panel guest, September 2013

  21. BBC Radio 4, The Infinite Monkey Cage, panel guest, May 2013

  22. BBC2, interviewed on Science Britannica, with Brian Cox, May 2013

  23. Sunday Times, interview on the origin of life, April 2013

  24. The Observer, review of Creation by Adam Rutherford, April 2013

  25. University of Manchester podcast on the origin of life, February 2013

  26. BBC Radio 4, interviewed on Sexual Nature: A brief natural history of sex, January 2013

  27. UCL Science Centre Lecture for Sixth Formers and Teachers, December 2012

  28. UCAS Open Day Research talk, UCL Biosciences, November 2012

  29. UCL Thinking About Science podcast discussion, November 2012

  30. BBC2, interviewed on Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell, October 2012

  31. St Paul's School, Halley Society, invited talk, September 2012

  32. Naked Scientists, BBC Radio 5 Live, September 2012

  33. In Our Time, BBC Radio 4, September 2012

  34. Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls’ Science Society, invited talk, September 2012

  35. Olympic Summer School, invited talk for sixth form students, July 2012

  36. U3A (University of the Third Age), invited lecture, March 2012

  37. UCL Lunch Hour Lecture, January 2012

  38. BBC Radio 4, The Last Word (on Lynn Margulis)

  39. Natural History Museum, Nature Live talk, November 2011

  40. Research talk, UCL Biosciences open day, November 2011

  41. BBC Radio 4, The Infinite Monkey Cage, panel guest, November 2011

  42. Oxford Brookes University, Annual Research Lecture (public lecture), November 2011

  43. Institute of Education, Annual programme for A-level students, lecture, November 2011

  44. London Science Festival, public lecture and panel debate, October 2011

  45. Grant Museum, UCL, public lecture to mark reopening, May 2011

  46. Bishop’s Stortford, Cafe Scientifique, public lecture May 2011

  47. Wellcome Elements, public talk, April 2011

  48. BBC4, interviewed on The Gene Code, broadcast May 2011

  49. Oxford Literary Festival, panel debate, April 2011

  50. The Brockington Lecture, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, March, 2011.

  51. BBC Radio 4, Thin Air, interview, broadcast February 2011

  52. BBC News Channel, Meet the Author, December 2010

  53. BBC World Service, One Planet, interview, November 2010

  54. Henrietta Barnett School Science Society, invited talk, November 2010

  55. BBC Radio 4, The World Tonight, interview, October, 2010

  56. Wellcome Collection, packed lunch, September, 2010

  57. British Science Festival, Birmingham, talk, September, 2010

  58. Richmond Scientific Society, talk, September 2010

  59. Brighton Science Festival, talk, February 2010

  60. National Geographic Weekend Radio, interview, May 2010

  61. BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, interview, February 2010

  62. National Public Radio, Washington, All Things Considered, interview, February 2010

  63. BBC World Service, Science in Action, interview, January 2010

  64. The Guardian, Science Weekly podcast, interview, January 2010

  65. Mini-lecture on the origin of complex life, UCL TV on YouTube, December 2009

  66. Edinburgh International Book Festival, with Jerry Coyne, August 2009

  67. Radio Wales Science Café, interview, June 2009

  68. University of Aberdeen Writers Festival, May 2009

  69. Nature podcast, July 2007

  70. CBC Radio, interview, June 2007

  71. Folkestone Literary Festival, November 2006

  72. Hay Festival of Literature, May 2006

  73. Passion for the Planet Radio, interview, May 2006

  74. Spanish National Television, Redes, extended interview, April 2006

  75. Hay Festival of Literature, May 2004

  76. Edinburgh International Science Festival, April 2003

  77. CHQR Radio, Calgary, Canada, interview, March 2003

  78. BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, interview, December 2002