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Television 06 Prof Ford and Adam Hart-Davis With David Attenborough 

(1) Channel 4 TV (2) with Adam Hart-Davis, BBC (3) Sir David Attenborough

1. Commenting on 'The Great Dictators', Channel 4 television. 2. Brian and Adam have appeared together for
the BBC both on television and radio. 3. Brian presented his long-standing friend David Attenborough
with Honorary FIBiol at the Royal Society.

Projects for 2017
2017 marks the 100th lecture presented at the Inter/Micro Conference
Television projects range from Secret Weapons of WWII to the death of boxing star Freddie Mills in 1965.
Lecture cruises are under contract for Singapore and Malaysia; USA and the Caribbean; Spain and Gibraltar.
Link to current publications and lectures, including a full bibliography of two newly-discovered antique
microscopes made by Leeuwenhoek in the 1600s. Regular column in the American magazine
The Microscope, 'Critical Focus' in each issue.

Projects for 2016
New book editions included Spanish and Chinese translations of the Secret Weapons book.
Lecture cruises included China and Malaysia, Aruba and Colombia, USA and the Mediterranean.
Lectures were presented in Singapore, also California and Illinois.

Projects for 2015
Lecture cruises included itineraries across South-East Asia, the Arctic, Mediterranean and Caribbean;
lecture programme includes Cambridge, Chicago and Singapore. Research projects ranged from
dinosaurs to the earliest microscopes made by Antony van Leeuwenhoek and recently discovered.

Projects for 2014
Current research projects on behaviour of living cells, images generated by early microscopes, and dinosaur metabolism.
Major lectures in the USA in June and in August. Guest speaker on cruises to Australia,
Indonesia, the Faeroes, Northern Iceland, and to the arctic for the Northern Lights.
Book under contract on the future of meat for Oneworld Books.


Here is a new theory on spontaneous human combustion, the theory on aquatic dinosaurs published in Laboratory News and the documentary 'Future Family' for Channel Five Television. You can link to scientific and general bibliographies, articles and lecture cruises sorted by year. Activities and publications are listed to 2015 and there's a list of web pages that link to this site. Read a Fellowship research. Read about falling exam standards and haematology, the development of the microscope, forensic science, the control of biohazards, behaviour of protozoa, and dissatisfied scientists. There are publications in journals like New Scientist and Nature, and books like Images of Science, and BSE: The Facts, while Genes and the Fight for Life was first reviewed on the web. Pages include GM Crops and Sensitive Souls and the Future of Food in Britain, America, Italy, Spain and Germany. Work on head lice and photomicrography experiments appears with a new space microscope for the European Space Agency. Other research covers water safety and photoremediation, Brownian Movement as Robert Brown saw it in 1828, a major paper on Leeuwenhoek and a new Leeuwenhoek bibliography of 300 items. There's a profile from California and a review from Illinois, even flying saucer photographs.

See personal and press pictures, and world maps with ports of call. The specialised lists include TV programmes from 'Newsnight' to 'Sky News'. An early newspaper column leads to the books index. There's the Soho magazine Boz, columns in the Mensa Magazine in 1972 and 1994-1996. Listed programmes include Round Britain Quiz and Science Now on radio, with Food for Thought (see also 'food' publications index) and Computer Challenge on TV. The original home page from 1996 is still here, with millennium presentations including Science Hour live on LBC.

The books start with German Secret Weapons and scientific papers are listed for the 1950s (4kb), 1960s (14kb), 1970s (16kb), 1980s (20kb), 1990s, the (36kb) 2000s and from 2010. Some published comments are listed; just click the PRESS button.

We link to the BBC April Fool's joke in which Brian, as 'Dr Dieter Zimmermann', introduced the new Euro Anthem to replace 'God Save the Queen'; follow an April Fool's day joke for television, a BBC interview on foot and mouth, and a page on the BBC's Round Britain Quiz. Some lectures are now listed by journal, and the main Index now links to over 4,000 pages and images. To our surprize, this site receives a million hits every quarter, sometimes logging up to 38,000 per day.

Recently in Print

Article looking back on fifty years in microcopy for the Royal Microscopical Society.
Column in The Microscope magazine on the fifty years from a USA viewpoint.
After-dinner speech to the Natural Sciences students at Caius College, Cambridge University.
Nature Online reports research on images from the earliest microscopes.
New theory solving the mystery of spontaneous human combustion in Laboratory News.
Article on cell intelligence for New Scientist magazine, (2010).
Chapter for new book on cultured meat published in California (2010).
Paper 'On Intelligence in Cells; the Case for Whole Cell Biology' (2009).
Chapter 'Did Physics Matter to the Pioneers of Microscopy?' (2009.)
Paper on 'The e-learning Imperative' in The Microscope, 2009, 56 (4): 163-172.
Microscopical substantiation of Intelligence in Living Cells, In Focus, Royal Microscopical Society 12: 6-21.
Intelligence in Living Cells, and the Inter Micro Conference, the First 60 Years, The Microscope 56 (2): 67-85 (2008)
Chapters in The Great naturalists, London: Natural History Museum, (2008)
New Chinese edition of SENSITIVE SOULS (2008)
Sir Colin Spedding's new book The Second Mouse gets the Cheese (2005)
New edition of History of The King's School, Peterborough (2005)