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Robert Winston on science & the public in the Covid era

The Turing Podcast

On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by Lord Robert Winston to talk about engaging with the public about the science of combatting Covid-19. Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, Robert has also had an incredible career in television, presenting the BBC’s The Secret Life of Twins, Child of Our Time and the BAFTA award-winning The Human Body.  Professor Winston runs a research programme at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College that aims to improve human transplantation. He has over 300 scientific publications about human reproduction and the early stages of pregnancy. He is also Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust – a charity which raised over £13 million to establish the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology and which now funds high quality research into women’s health and babies.  

1hr 10mins

23 Feb 2021

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Writing compelling non-fiction, with Professor Robert Winston

Author In Your Classroom

Doctor, scientist, TV presenter and author Professor Robert Winston discusses his latest book for young readers, Inventors: Incredible Stories of the World’s Most Ingenious Inventions – and offers advice for children on how they can produce really engaging non-fiction writing… and why they really, really, don’t want to be a ‘genius’! A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCRWresourcepack.  This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes the author reading from their own work. Section 1 starts at 00:00 Section 2 starts at 07:56 Section 3 starts at 18:55  Join the Plazoom community by signing up to our newsletter for free resources and special offers at plazoom.com!  ⓣ https://twitter.com/plazoomshop ⓕ https://www.facebook.com/Plazoom-648739442272915 ⓟ https://www.pinterest.co.uk/plazoom 


17 Sep 2020

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Robert Winston


Alisdair Kitchen chats with Prof. Robert Winston. Please subscribe for a new episode each week! You can also find us on social media: https://twitter.com/ryepod_podcast https://www.instagram.com/ryepod_podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/ryepod.podcast/ Recorded in June 2020 Intro music courtesy Kevin MacLeod: www.incompetech.com Big fan of the podcast and want to support us? You can donate to the Rye Arts Festival (Registered Charity Number: 1175309) by following this link: https://box-office.ryeartsfestival.org.uk/sales/podcasts


10 Jul 2020

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Live with Prof. Lord Robert Winston

JLGB Virtual

Welcome to JLGB Virtual: We Are Live, our new podcast series spreading the content of our evening shows. In this episode, we speak to renowned scientist (with 27 honorary doctorates!), Emeritus professor and government advisor, Professor Lord Robert Winston!As part of JLGB's recent adjustments to the Coronavirus lockdown, we have been helping parents and young people stay entertained and active, all online! In order to adapt our delivery to the government restrictions, on the 23rd of March we launched JLGB Virtual, which runs every Monday-Thursday evening. This is our way of ensuring that we can continue to delight, inform and entertain young people so that they can have fun, learn new skills and make a difference. Sessions include skills like magic, upcycling and coding, physical activities and, the focus of this podcast series, interviews with expert speakers from a range of backgrounds including famous actors, social entrepreneurs, government ministers and more!

1hr 6mins

6 Apr 2020

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Robert Winston: What Makes Us Human?

What Makes Us Human with Jeremy Vine

The scientist and television presenter joins us to answer the question.Presenter: Jeremy VineProducer: Ryan Wilson


17 Dec 2019

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Prof. Lord Robert Winston - Medicine, Ethics and Society

Enlightenment lectures (audio)

Professor Lord Robert Winston delivers a lecture entitled Medicine, Ethics and Society.This lecture is part of the University's "Our Changing World" public lecture series, which examines the global challenges facing society, and the role of academia in meeting these challenges: http://www.ed.ac.uk/events/changing-world This lecture is also part of the University's Enlightenment Lecture series, which examines aspects of the Enlightenment's legacy in the context of our own fraught and hectic times: http://www.ed.ac.uk/about/video/lecture-series/enlightenment Recorded on Monday 21 October at the University of Edinburgh's McEwan Hall.

1hr 8mins

4 Jun 2018

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The Life Scientific

He's the man on the telly with the big moustache, famous for A Child of Our Time, The Human Body and Making Babies but Robert Winston is also a well respected scientist. He played a pioneering role in developing IVF technology, and has brought life to many hundreds of couples who had given up hope of ever having a baby . Jim Al-Khalili talks to Robert Winston about why he quit the theatre to become a medic, creating human life in a test tube and why he disagrees with Richard Dawkins about The God Delusion. Producer: Anna Buckley.


20 Dec 2011

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What Makes Me Me? Part 7: The Learning Mind by Professor Lord Robert Winston

Urban Learning Space Seminars

Part seven is the second of two lectures by Sir Robert Winston.


5 Oct 2007

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What Makes Me Me? Part 5: The Amazing Mind by Professor Lord Robert Winston

Urban Learning Space Seminars

Part five is the first of two lectures by Sir Robert Winston.Lord Winston is Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College and Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University. His research, which has produced over 300 publications, is known worldwide.Robert Winston is committed to scientific education and his many TV series on different aspects of science have been shown in many countries overseas. Perhaps the best known is ‘The Human Body, which won 3 BAFTAs, an Emmy nomination and a Peabody award. He has published 12 books for lay readership.His activities in the House of Lords include speaking regularly on education, science, medicine, and the arts. He was Chairman of the Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology 1999-2002, initiating enquiries into Antibiotic Resistance, Non-Food Crops, Nuclear Waste, Science and Society, Genetic Databases, Aircraft Passenger Environment and Science in Schools. Finally, Lord Winston is a board member and Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.


3 Oct 2007

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Desert Island Discs: Archive 1991-1996

On Desert Island Discs today the castaway is Robert Winston.As Professor of Fertility Studies at Hammersmith Hospital in London, he has been at the forefront of medical developments in his field. He pioneered the screening of embryos for genetic defects and has frequently made the headlines with his views that all women, including widows, lesbians and those who are HIV positive, should be considered for treatment. [Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs] Favourite track: Goldberg Varations - Aria And Reprise From Variation by Johann Sebastian BachBook: The Koran (in Arabic and English)Luxury: Glass And Tools To Make A Telescope


8 Dec 1996