UCL Museums and Collections on YouTube
Professor Steve Jones, former Head of the Genetics, Evolution and
Environment Research Department at UCL, examines the interactions of art
and science. Drawing parallels with our own perceptions from the world
of animal camouflage and animal behaviour, he will talk about his
research on snails, as a malacologist. Derived from the Greek root of
‘malakos’ for soft and floppy, this term for a student of molluscs means
something remarkably rude in Greek.
A candid look at what goes on inside the world’s most prestigious scientific journal. Dr Henry Gee joined Nature in 1987 as a news reporter on a three month contract. Twenty-four years later, he’s still there, and is now a senior member of the editorial team.. The author of several books including ‘Jacob’s ladder: the history of the human genome’ and ‘The science of Middle Earth,’ he enjoys walking, playing blues organ, supporting Norwich City FC and falling asleep. He lives in Cromer, Norfolk, with his family and numerous pets.