Guardian’s Science Weekly: David Attenborough

Listen here: David Attenborough’s 60 years bringing nature into our living rooms.

This week on Science Weekly I meet the legendary naturalist and filmmaker Sir David     Attenborough. Sir David discusses his 60 years making the natural history programmes that have shaped the way we think about our planet.

In the spirit of Halloween, I took a trip down to the Museum of London to investigate the murky origins of modern surgery. Curator of osteology Jelena Bekvalac talks us through the museum’s new exhibition: Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men.

Finally, I was joined in the studio by Nicky Clayton, professor of comparative cognition at the University of Cambridge and the artist Clive Wilkins. Nicky and Clive are collaborating on a series of talks exploring the links between scientific and artistic practice. I discuss Nicky’s work with birds and why she believes that evidence of an ability to imagine a future is changing how we think about other animals.

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