Interviews about History

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

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...

19 June 2011

This week we are in Cambridge’s Museum of Technology to explore the engineering of an iconic bit of coal-fired power –...

18 May 2011

Making use of the Historical Environment Record, the National Monument Record and the Urban Archaeological Database to...

18 May 2011

Xenia explains the uses of ceramic petrology - the study of ceramics using microscopy, chemicals and thin sections.

18 May 2011

A re-evaluation of Neanderthal remains from the Caucasus Mts in Russia has shown they are most likely to have lived...

19 April 2011

Angelos explains how zooarchaeologists go about analysing animal bones in order to study the sites from which they...

19 April 2011

Dr Hugh Hunt tells us about his work in solving the same problems that Barnes Wallis faced when he designed the famous...

25 March 2011

Katie Birkwood introduces us to Sir Fred Hoyle, through the objects he left with St John's College, Cambridge...

25 March 2011

Dominic Ford explains what an Astrolabe is, and how you can make one at home...