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People of Science

Professor Brian Cox discovers the scientific inspirations of Royal Society Fellows including Sir David Attenborough and Dame Uta Frith.

People of Science delves into the Royal Society’s rich archive of science artefacts to tell the stories of extraordinary scientists, their science and how it is still influencing our understanding of the world today. 

After premiering on iPlayer, from 12 February the series will be available on the Royal Society’s website and YouTube. The archive items featured in each film can be explored on Google’s Cultural Institute.

With special thanks to: The UCL Galton Collection, Grant Museum of Zoology,  Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum, Cambridge and Oxford Club and the Royal Institution Museum & Archives.

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