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Video Interviews

Video Interviews

The Biochemical Society's video collection charts the development of the subject in the 20th century through extended interviews with some of its most celebrated practitioners, whose work has contributed immensely to the health of humankind. There are 34 colour films, totalling around 80 hours of material.


These videos can be accessed on JISC MediaHub (subscription required). Check to see if your institution subscribes.


Interviewees in the Biochemical Society collection


Sir Edward Abraham

Prof. Sir James Baddiley

Prof. Walter Bartley

Prof. Brian Beechey

Prof. Herman Blaschko

Prof. Kenneth Burton

Prof. Patricia H. Clarke

Sir John Cornforth [Nobel Prize,


Prof. Trevor Goodwin

Dr. Edward F. Hartree

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

[Nobel Prize, 1964]

Dr A T James

Dr Ralph Keckwick

Dr H. Gobind Khorana [Nobel Prize,


Prof. Sir Hans Kornberg

Prof. Hans Kosterlitz

Sir Hans Krebs [Nobel Prize, 1953]

Dr James E Lovelock

Professor Henry McIlwain

Prof. Thaddeus Mann

Prof. Walter Morgan

Dr Helen Muir

Dr Joseph Needham

Prof. Albert Neuberger

Dr Alexander G Ogston

Dr Max Perutz [Nobel Prize, 1962]

Mr N.W. Pirie

Prof. H.F. Quastel

Dr Frank Rose

Dr Fred Sanger (two interviews)

[Nobel prize, 1958 and 1980]

Prof. E.C. Slater

Dr E. Lester Smith

Dr Albert Szent-Györgyi [Nobel

Prize, 1937]

Lord Alexander Todd

Dr Tommy Work





Eureka Moments: Centenary interviews with Honorary Members


As part of the Biochemical Society's centenary celebrations in 2011, a number of the Society's Honorary Members have been asked to talk about the important moments in their careers and the future of the discipline.


These are available to watch on the Society's YouTube Channel.


The key that unlocked calcium : Robin Irvine talks to Michael Berridge 



The protein that disappeared : Hugh Pelham talks to Tim Hunt



Making proteins, making a difference : Michael Neuberger and Brian Hartley talk to Greg Winter



The golden age of genetics : John Armour talks to Alec Jeffreys



The beauty of biology : Chris Kirk talks to Tom Blundell