Erasmus Darwin Memorial Lectures
1990 - 2011
1990 Dr Richard
Dawkins, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
‘ Darwinizing with a Vengeance'
R Keay, Secretary, Royal Society
‘ Tropical Rain Forests’
1992 Dr David
Drewry, Director of the British Antarctic Survey
‘ Antarctica and its Rôle in Global Environmental Change’
Brian Legg, Director of the Silsoe Institute
‘ Feeding the World – Can Engineering Help’
Ian Fells, Professor of Energy Conversion, University
‘ Energy, Economics and the Environment’
Heinz Wolff, Head of Department of Bioengineering,
‘ Colonizing Outer Space’
David Kerr, CRC Centre for Cancer Studies, University
‘ Cancer Treatment for the Next Millennium’
Sir Robert May, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK
Government, and Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
‘ Diversity of Life on Earth: Past, Present and Likely Future’
1998 Dr James
Jackson, Dept of Earth Sciences, Cambridge University
‘ Exploring the Earth: Finding Out How Our Planet Works’
Paul McMaster, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
‘ Transplant Surgery in the Next Millennium’
2000 Dr Adam
‘ The Lunaticks of Birmingham’
2001 The Baroness
Greenfield CBE, Director of the Royal Institution and
Professor of Pharmacology, University of Oxford
‘ Brain of the Future’
2002 Professor Sir Kenneth Calman,
Vice-Chancellor and Warden, University of Durham
‘ An Examination of Wit: Erasmus Darwin’s Unwritten
Bernard Dixon OBE, European Editor for the American
Society of Microbiology
' Why Modify
Natural History Back into Working Order'
Haslam-Jones, Director of Project Management,
S. Young, Professor of Cancer Biology, Institute
Director and Head of Division, Cancer Research UK Institute
for Cancer Studies, University of Birmingham Medical School
Steve Jones, Professor of Genetics, University
is right and Creationism is wrong'
Alec Broers, Professor of Electrical Engineering
Emeritus at Cambridge University and Fellow of Churchill College,
Member of the House of Lords.
Science: Was it easier in Darwin's Time?'
Alice Roberts, BSc, MB, BCh, Anatomist, University
Sir Alec Jeffreys, FRS, Department of Genetics,
University of Leicester
Fingerprinting: Past, Present and Future'
Lord Martin Rees, OM, FRS, Astronomer Royal;
Past President of the Royal Society; Master of Trinity College,
and the Cosmos'