Darwin Inspired Scientists

Videos interviews with contemporary scientists about their work and the influence of Darwin's studies on modern science

Video Interviews

Funky Pigeons

Hein Van Grouw, Curator of Birds at the Natural History Museum in Tring, shows viewers some of the pigeon specimens housed there, explaining the importance of such collections. He also shares why he became a geneticist and the importance of Darwin's research.

Murderous Plants

Aaron Ellison, Senior Ecologist at Harvard University's Harvard Forest, takes viewers on a tour of the carnivorous plants in Tom Swamp in Petersham, Massachusetts. He also describes the path he took to become an ecologist, and notes how Charles Darwin's legacy impacts his own research and the wider field of ecology.

Murderous Plants

Dr Dawn Sanders shares her passion for carnviorous plants and the history of Charles Darwin's work with these fascinating organisms.

Brilliant Barnacles

Miranda Lowe, Collections Manager (Invertebrates) at the Natural History Museum, explains her work as a scientist and the legacy of Darwin's studies on barnacles. She also talks about Darwin's barnacle collection that is housed at the Natural History Museum.