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 photosynthesis, 2014

UCL lunch hour lecture

UCL mini-lecture

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

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

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

  4. Lichfield Scientific Society, March 2014

  5. UCL Academy, invited talk, February 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. UCL Thinking About Science podcast discussion, November 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. UCL Lunch Hour Lecture, January 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  36. Wellcome Elements, public talk, April 2011

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

  38. Oxford Literary Festival, panel debate, April 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

  45. Wellcome Collection, packed lunch, September, 2010

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

  47. Richmond Scientific Society, talk, September 2010

  48. Brighton Science Festival, talk, February 2010

  49. National Geographic Weekend Radio, interview, May 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

  56. Radio Wales Science Café, interview, June 2009

  57. University of Aberdeen Writers Festival, May 2009

  58. Nature podcast, July 2007

  59. CBC Radio, interview, June 2007

  60. Folkestone Literary Festival, November 2006

  61. Hay Festival of Literature, May 2006

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

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

  64. Hay Festival of Literature, May 2004

  65. Edinburgh International Science Festival, April 2003

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

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