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  • Carol Robinson 22 July 14

    Carol Robinson on her journey from lab technician to Professor of Chemistry

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  • Dr Jeremy Farrar 15 July 14

    Dr Jeremy Farrar talks about his experiences on the frontline with avian flu in Vietnam, and his priorities as the new director of the Wellcome Trust medical research charity

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  • Zoe Shipton 08 July 14

    Jim al-Khalili discusses earthquakes and fracking for gas with geologist Zoe Shipton.

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  • Chris Llewellyn Smith 01 July 14

    Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith chats to Jim Al-Khalili about quarks, bosons, and running the biggest experiments in history.

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  • Sandy Knapp 24 June 14

    Botanist Sandy Knapp speaks about her adventures collecting plants in South America

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  • Chris Lintott 17 June 14

    Astronomer Chris Lintott tells Jim Al Khalili about "Citizen Science" and crowd-sourced astronomy project Galaxy Zoo, and of working with Brian May and the late Sir Patrick Moore.

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  • Janet Hemingway 10 June 14

    Janet Hemingway on malaria and the coming of insecticide resistance, with Jim Al-Khalili

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  • Michael Rutter 03 June 14

    Jim Al-Khalili meets child psychiatrist Professor Sir Michael Rutter

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  • Julia Slingo 08 Apr 14

    The guest is Dame Julia Slingo, the chief scientist at the Met Office. The conversation ranges from her childhood wonder of clouds to climate change's part in this winter's floods.

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  • Veronica van Heyningen 01 Apr 14

    Geneticist Veronica van Heyningen and her work on the gene which makes Darwin's Organ of Extreme Perfection - the eye.

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Jenny Graves 01 Oct 13

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Jim Al-Khalili talks kangaroos and the death of the Y chromosome with Prof Jenny Graves

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Sophie Scott 24 Sept 13

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Jim Al-Khalili talks to neuroscientist Professor Sophie Scott about how brain imaging is revealing secrets of human speech and why laughter is such an important human social tool

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Ian Stewart 17 Sept 13

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Jim Al-Khalili discusses sci fi and popularising maths with Professor Ian Stewart.

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Mike Benton 10 Sept 13

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Life on earth has gone through a series of mass extinctions. Mike Benton talks about his fascination with ancient life on the planet and his work on the Bristol Dinosaur Project.

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Mark Lythgoe 03 Sept 13

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Mark Lythgoe runs the largest medical imaging facility in Europe. He talks about coming to science late after failing his A Levels and why he enjoys collaborations with artists.

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Joanna Haigh 27 Aug 13

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Joanna Haigh studies the influence of the sun on the earth's climate using satellites. She talks to Jim al-Khalili about her fascination with climate and how it is changing.

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Russell Foster 20 Aug 13

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Russell Foster, Professor of Circadian Neuroscience at Oxofrd University, is obsessed with biological clocks. He talks to Jim al-Khalili about how light controls our wellbeing.

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Elizabeth Stokoe 25 June 13

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Jim Al-Khalili talks to Professor Liz Stokoe about her research analysing real life conversations from first dates, neighbours and police interviews with suspected criminals.

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David Spiegelhalter 18 June 13

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Is it more reckless to eat a bacon sandwich everyday or go skydiving? Jim Al-Khalili talks to David Spiegelhalter about risk, uncertainty and the real odds behind everyday dangers.

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