Interviews about History

Interviews on archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology and the history of science...

17 July 2012

Back in time now almost 50,000 years to the final days of the Neanderthals and the rise of modern man. Research has...

18 June 2012

Is science education up to scratch? Universities have complained that the A-Level curriculum doesn't prepare...

12 June 2012

One of the most fundamental questions about how life began in the first place must be answered here on Earth. We...

12 June 2012

We've been scanning the skies for evidence of intelligence for over 50 years, to find out how, we're joined...

08 June 2012

They've looked at the mummy of a 16th century Korean child and manage to not only extract preserved organ tissue...

13 May 2012

A new test to predict the pathology of a virus, ice sheet instability in Antarctica, the rewarding feeling of talking...

04 May 2012

Espen Knutsen is reassembling the remains of ancient pleiosaurs.

20 March 2012

A new drug target for baldness, searching for early human settlements from space, a new way to fight altitude sickness...

25 January 2012

Robert Massey returns with a roundup of news from the Royal Astronomical Society. This month; The history of...

18 December 2011

An international team led by Roy Wogelius from the University of Manchester has developed a new technique that reveals...

18 December 2011

We were joined by Professor Karmadillo, with a festive musical take on the recent news from CERN that they have seen...

04 December 2011

The River Thames - which flows through the middle of London - is awash with history that erosion is now steadily...

04 December 2011

Diving down beneath the waves to discover how archaeologists locate and recover treasure from old shipwrecks...

13 November 2011

Richard Hollingham visits St. Brelade in Jersey to talk to a team of archaeologists who’re reappraising the caves to...

10 October 2011

Complex life forms first evolved in the oceans around 630 million years ago, but they didn't look much like to...

09 October 2011

This week has seen the announcment of the 2011 Nobel Prizes, so we invited BBC science correspondent Victoria Gill to...

25 September 2011

Successfully decoding and reconstructing of the visual images experienced by volunteers viewing a sequence of Hollywood...

19 July 2011

We explore how carbon dates can be statistically analysed in order to look at prehistoric England and causewayed...

07 July 2011

How should astronomers go about communicating their work? Mark Thompson is President of Norwich Astronomical Society,...

07 July 2011

Danny Axford discusses the biological insight made possible by the microfocus macromolecular crystallography beamline...

19 June 2011

Radiocarbon dating is an extremely accurate and useful tool to date archaeological finds which contain any previously...