People of Science

In series 2 of People of Science, Professor Brian Cox discovers the scientific inspirations of President of the Royal Society Venki Ramakrishnan, and Royal Society Fellows Dame Wendy Hall, Professor Joanna Haigh, Professor Martin Rees, Dame Ottoline Leyser and Professor Richard Fortey.

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. 

Watch series 2 now on our YouTube channel. Series 1, featuring scientists including Sir David Attenborough and Dame Uta Frith, is also available on the Royal Society’s YouTube channel.

Viewers in the UK can watch all episodes on BBC iPlayer.

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.