Recordings

The LMB archives hold a small collection of audio/CD and video/DVD recordings relating to the LMB, its science or scientists. This includes externally sourced material and recordings commissioned and made by the LMB. For further information, please contact the archivist.

Uli Arndt

  • Uli Arndt talks to John Finch and Anne Bloomer about his career in science, 14 October 1998. Audio Tape: 90 minutes, MRC LMB.

David Blow

  • David Blow talks to John Finch and Richard Henderson about his career at the LMB, 12 July 2000. Audio Tape: 230 minutes, MRC LMB.

Sydney Brenner

  • Sydney Brenner talks to Lewis Wolpert about his life and work in science, April 1994. Video Tapes: 844 minutes, Science Archive Limited.
  • Sydney Brenner in conversation with Soraya de Chadarevian about his work, his company (Population Genetics Technologies) and current issues in genetics, 25 August 2007. CD: 86 minutes, Soraya de Chadarevian.
  • Sarah Montague, for BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, interviews John Sulston and Sydney Brenner about their lives in science and their visions for the future, 24 April 2003. Audio Tape: 60 minutes, BBC Radio 4.

Dan Brown

  • Dan Brown talks to Richard Henderson, Mike Gait and John Finch about his life and work, 6 April 2006. CD: 200 minutes, MRC LMB.

Francis Crick

  • Francis Crick interviewed by Soraya de Chadarevian and Leslie Orgel, 14 October 1997. DVD: 129 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Why I study biology. Lecture delivered by Francis Crick at Washington University, St Louis, USA, 24 February 1971. CD: 63 minutes, Washington University.
  • LMB Laboratory talk given by Francis Crick, LMB Lecture Theatre, c.1962. CD: 61 minutes, Hans Boye/MRC LMB.
  • Die stillen stars. Frank Elstner interviews Francis Crick about his work, c.1987. DVD: 30 minutes, ZDF/German TV.
  • Lewis Wolpert interviews Francis Crick as part of a series of interviews with scientists for BBC Radio 3, c.1988. CD: 30 minutes, BBC.
  • Remembering Francis Crick. Memorial service for Francis Crick at The Salk Institute, includes talks by several colleagues and close friends, 27 September 2004. DVD: 120 minutes, The Salk Institute.
  • See also: DNA

Tony Crowther

  • Microscopy goes cold: frozen viruses reveal their structural secrets. Leeuwenhoek Prize Lecture, The Royal Society, 13 March 2006. DVD: 66 minutes, The Royal Society.

Richard Dickerson

  • Richard Dickerson talks to Andrew Travers and John Finch about his time at the LMB in the late 1950s, 1 June 1998. Audio Tape: 45 minutes, MRC LMB.

DNA

  • DNA: 50 years of the double helix. 50th anniversary conference, held at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, 25 April 2003. Video Tapes: 240 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • DNA in reflection. Film made by Hans Boye and Anand Sarabhai showing a DNA model through a kaleidoscope, with soundtrack by Roberto Gerhard, 1963. DVD: 9 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Life story: the story of the structure of DNA. Drama telling the story of the elucidation of the structure of DNA, starring Jeff Goldblum, Tim Pigott-Smith and Juliet Stevenson, 1988. DVD: 107 minutes, BBC Horizon Special.
  • Stories from the scientists: winding your way through DNA. Part 1: James Watson and Francis Crick tell their personal stories of the early days of DNA research and of the historic discovery that set the world of science on its heels, 1994. DVD: 28 minutes, University of California, San Francisco.
  • DNA: the race for the double helix. Isaac Asimov introduces James Watson and Francis Crick in the story of the structure of DNA, 8 July 1974. DVD: 40 minutes, VSM Productions/NOVA/BBC
  • DNA: on giants shoulders. Melvyn Bragg presents a documentary looking at the story behind the discovery of the structure of DNA, 25 March 1998. Audio Tape: 30 minutes, BBC Radio 4.
  • DNA: secret of photo 51. Story of the structure of DNA with particular reference to Rosalind Franklin and photo 51, 22 April 2003. DVD: 60 minutes, Providence Pictures/NOVA.
  • DNA: the secret of life. Documentary based on James Watson’s book and featuring him and interviews with other scientists, 2003. DVD: 200 minutes, Channel 4/Windfall Films.
  • Double Helix: the DNA years. The history of the discovery of the double helix and the subsequent developments in DNA and genetics, 24 February 2003. DVD: 120 minutes, BBC Four.
  • Discovery: the biggest diamond – 40 years of DNA. John Newell presents a special edition of Discovery to mark the 40th anniversary of the double helix, 27 April 1993. Audio Tape: 30 minutes, BBC World Service.
  • A twist to life. Steve Jones presents BBC Radio 4’s Archive Hour celebrating the 50th Anniversary of modern genetics, April 2003. Audio Tape: 45 minutes, BBC Radio 4.
  • Rosalind Franklin: the dark lady of DNA. Lewis Wolpert presents a reassessment of the work of Rosalind Franklin for BBC Radio 4, 2003. Audio Tape: 45 minutes, BBC Radio 4.
  • Rosalind Franklin: DNA’s dark lady. Documentary/Drama exploring the personal conflicts surrounding those involved in the discovery of the structure of DNA, 2003. DVD: 50 minutes, NOVA Productions/BBC/WGBH Boston Science Unit.
  • Aaron Klug talks about the DNA structure and the role of Rosalind Franklin, 31 October 2001. DVD: MediCinema, Canada.
  • Rosalind Franklin and the discovery of the structure of DNA. A lecture by Aaron Klug for the LMB Graduate Student Association, William Harvey Lecture Theatre, Cambridge, 10 May 1999. Video Tape: 55 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • The discovery of the double helix. A lecture by Aaron Klug for the 19th Darwin College Lecture Series, Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, 24 January 2003. Video Tape: 85 minutes, [Darwin College].
  • Maurice Wilkins interviewed by Max Blythe about his early science work, including the DNA research, March 1988. Video Tape: 107 minutes, Wellcome Medical Science Video Archive.
  • See also: Francis Crick
  • See also: James Watson

Michael Hastings

  • The secret life of your body clock. BBC Horizon documentary about the body clock, featuring LMB’s Michael Hastings, 24 February 2009. DVD: 50 minutes, BBC/Discovery Channel.

Hugh Huxley

  • Hugh Huxley is interviewed about his life and work by Alan Weeds and Ken Holmes, 26 May 2004. DVD: 360 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • The sliding filament theory of muscle contraction. Lecture given by Hugh Huxley at LMB to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sliding filament theory of muscle contraction, 24 May 2004. DVD: 70 minutes, MRC LMB.

John Kendrew

  • John Kendrew is interviewed about his life and work by Ken Holmes, 18 June 1997. DVD: 62 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Eye on research: shapes of life. Raymond Baxter presents Max Perutz and John Kendrew talking about the structures of haemoglobin and myoglobin, 3 May 1960. Video Tape: 31 minutes, BBC TV.

Aaron Klug

  • Aaron Klug interviewed by Tony Crowther and John Finch about his life and work, December 2001. DVD: 405 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Engineered zinc finger proteins for interventions in gene expression and manipulation of the genome. Lecture presented at the 50th Anniversary Symposium of the Journal of Molecular Biology, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, 1 October 2009. DVD: 40 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Die stillens stars: Aaron Klug. Frank Elstner interviews Aaron Klug about his work, 1987. DVD: 30 minutes, ZDF (German TV Broadcast).
  • Science and man. A roundtable discussion with the 1982 Nobel laureates at The Royal Palace, Stockholm, 1982. DVD: 59 minutes, Swedish Television.
  • Direct imaging of atoms in crystals and molecules. Lecture given at the 47th Nobel Symposium held at the IBM Nordic Education Center, Sweden, August 1979. Audio Tape: 40 minutes.
  • Aaron Klug in conversation with Katherine Thompson for the National Life Stories Collection, The British Library, October-November 2002. CD: 840 minutes, The British Library.
  • Desert island discs. Aaron Klug talks to Sue Lawley about his life, and picks eight records, a book and a luxury item for his desert island, 12 May 2002. CD: 45 minutes, BBC Radio 4.
  • Protein designs for the regulation of gene expression. Lecture given as part of the ‘Celebration of Biological Science’ at the opening of the Institute of Virology, Baltimore, USA, November 1996. CD: 40 minutes, Lippincott-Raven.
  • Royal Society of Chemistry symposium in honour of Roger Kornberg, held at LMB, includes a lecture by Aaron Klug, 28 November 2008. DVD: 215 minutes, MRC LMB/Royal Society of Chemistry.
  • DNA 50: 50 years of the double helix anniversary conference. Held at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, 25 April 2003. First talk by Aaron Klug on the discovery of the double helix. Video Tapes: 240 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Aaron Klug talks about the DNA structure and the role of Rosalind Franklin, 31 October 2001. DVD: MediCinema, Canada.
  • Rosalind Franklin and the discovery of the structure of DNA. A lecture by Aaron Klug for the LMB Graduate Student Association, William Harvey Lecture Theatre, Cambridge, 10 May 1999. Video Tape: 55 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • The discovery of the double helix. A lecture by Aaron Klug for the 19th Darwin College Lecture Series, Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, 24 January 2003. Video Tape: 85 minutes, [Darwin College].
  • Rosalind Franklin and the double helix. A lecture by Aaron Klug for the National Portrait Gallery, London, 26 March 1997. Audio Tape: 60 minutes, [National Portrait Gallery].

LMB

  • Science on 3: Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of the MRC Unit, 1987. Audio tape: 45 minutes, [BBC Radio 3].
  • Speeches given at the 40th Anniversary Dinner, University Arms Hotel, Cambridge, 1987. Video Tape: 60 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Building biotech bridges (in Cambridge and the East of England). Promotional video by ERBI showcasing the biotech industry in Cambridge, and including contributions from Richard Henderson and Greg Winter, c.2005. DVD: 16 minutes, ERBI/Simon Greene Associates.
  • MRC 25th anniversary of monoclonal antibodies. Conference held by the MRC to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Milstein’s discovery of the method to produce monoclonal antibodies, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, 13 July 2000. Video tapes: 257 minutes, MRC.
  • Parkside College Lectures. A series of lectures given by scientists, including some from LMB, as part of the Popular Introduction to Genetic Engineering series, 1981. Video Tape: 240 minutes, Parkside Community College, Cambridge.
  • Excitement in science. Footage of many LMB scientists at work and in the canteen at LMB, filmed by Hans Boye and Anand Sarabhai, c.1963. DVD: 11 minutes, Hans Boye/Anand Sarabhai/MRC LMB.

César Milstein

  • David Secher interviews César Milstein about his life and work, 14-15 July 1999. Video Tapes: 300 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Un fueguito: la historia de César Milstein. Feature documentary exploring the life and work of César Milstein by Ana Fraile, 2008. DVD: 70 minutes, Ana Fraile/Pulpo Films. Also available on YouTube.
  • MRC 25th anniversary of monoclonal antibodies. Conference held by the MRC to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Milstein’s discovery of the method to produce monoclonal antibodies, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, 13 July 2000. Video tapes: 257 minutes, MRC.

Hilary Muirhead

  • John Finch talks to Hilary Muirhead about her career in science, from her work at LMB, to New York and Bristol, 2 April 2001. Audio Tape: 45 minutes, MRC LMB

Hugh Pelham

  • Official opening of the new building for the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. Includes opening talk by Fred Sanger, and science talks by Hugh Pelham and John Walker, 22 November 1997. Video Tape: 400 minutes, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

Max Perutz

  • Science is no quiet life. Max Perutz looks back over his life and work in a special meeting lecture of the Kelvin Club of Peterhouse, Cambridge, 12 November 1996. DVD: 70 minutes, Peterhouse, Cambridge.
  • Retirement lecture. Max gives a lecture to celebrate his retirement, 28 September 1979. Video Tape: 76 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Haemoglobin: the breathing molecule. Max Perutz delivers The Royal Institution Christmas Lecture, December 1980. DVD: 60 minutes, The Royal Institution.
  • Protein crystallography and medicine: a meeting in honour of Max Perutz. Protein crystallography conference held in honour of Max Perutz, to celebrate his 80th Birthday, The Royal Institution, London, 23 September 1994. Video tapes: 480 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • How the structure of proteins was not solved. Max Perutz delivers a lecture at NIH, as part of a symposium in honour of David Davies’s 70th birthday, 25 April 1997. Video Tape: 47 minutes, NIH.
  • Desert island discs. Max Perutz talks to Sue Lawley about his life, and picks eight records, a book and a luxury item for his desert island, 25 June 2000. Audio Tape: 45 minutes, BBC Radio 4.
  • Max Perutz in conversation with Katherine Thompson for the National Life Stories Collection, The British Library, June – December 2001. CD: 545 minutes, The British Library. [Incomplete series].
  • Conversations with eminent biochemists: Max Perutz. Max Perutz talks to Horace Judson about haemoglobin and his work in science, 13 November 1987. Video Tape: 116 minutes, The Biochemical Society.
  • Elevenses. Christopher South, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, interviews Max Perutz about his life and work, January 1996. Audio Tape: 60 minutes, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
  • Die stillen stars: Max Perutz. Frank Elstner interviews Max Perutz about his work, 1987. Video Tape: 30 minutes, ZDF (German TV Broadcast).
  • Eye on research: shapes of life. Raymond Baxter presents Max Perutz and John Kendrew talking about the structures of haemoglobin and myoglobin, 3 May 1960. Video Tape: 31 minutes, BBC TV.
  • Human haemoglobin as a receptor of drugs and peptides: stereo-chemistry of binding. Science Museum film explaining haemoglobin using computer graphics and text, based on Max Perutz’s work. Video Tape: 16 minutes, Science Museum.
  • Memorial meeting to celebrate the life of Max Perutz. Family, friends and colleagues talk about Max and his work, 21-22 September 2002. DVD: 170 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Max Perutz and the secret of life. Georgina Ferry reads from her biography of Max, followed by a short question and answer session, including comments by Robin Perutz, Max Perutz Lecture Theatre, LMB, 2007. DVD: 53 minutes, MRC LMB.

Michael Rossmann

  • Michael Rossmann talks to Richard Henderson and John Finch about his work with Max Perutz, and time at the LMB, 15 December 2004. Audio Tapes: 180 minutes, MRC LMB.

Fred Sanger

  • A life of research on the sequences of proteins and nucleic acids. George Brownlee interviews Fred Sanger about his life and work, Imperial College, London, 9 October 1992. DVD: 200 minutes, The Biochemical Society.
  • Sequences: Dr Fred Sanger interviewed by Horace Judson. Fred Sanger talks to Horace Judson about his life in science, 13 November 1987. DVD: 109 minutes, The Biochemical Society.
  • Official opening of the new building for the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. Includes opening talk by Fred Sanger, and science talks by Hugh Pelham and John Walker, 22 November 1997. Video Tape: 400 minutes, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

John D Smith

  • John D Smith talks to John Walker about his life and work as a molecular biologist, August-September 1997. Audio Tapes: 180 minutes, MRC LMB.

John Sulston

  • John Sulston talks to Soraya de Chadarevian about his career in science and how it led to his work on the human genome, 20 January 1999. Audio Tape: 90 minutes, MRC LMB.
  • Sarah Montague, for BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, interviews John Sulston and Sydney Brenner about their lives in science and their visions for the future, 24 April 2003. Audio Tape: 60 minutes, BBC Radio 4.
  • Desert island discs. John Sulston talks to Sue Lawley about his life, and picks eight records, a book and a luxury item for his desert island, 13 May 2001. Audio Tape: 45 minutes, BBC Radio 4.
  • Profile of John Sulston and his work on the human genome project, 2003. DVD: 30 minutes, BBC Four.

John Walker

  • Official opening of the new building for the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. Includes opening talk by Fred Sanger, and science talks by Hugh Pelham and John Walker, 22 November 1997. Video Tape: 400 minutes, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

James Watson

  • Discovering the double helix. James Watson talks about the discovery of the double helix in a lecture at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, November 1999. DVD: 60 minutes, CSHL Press.
  • See also: DNA