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Thursday July 9 2009 9.00 am. Radio. BBC Radio 4. In Our Time. I, together with Martin Brasier and Rachel Wood, will be discussing the enigmatic Ediacara biota which flowered just before the dawn of true animal life with Melvyn Bragg. To listen to the program click here.

Thursday June 25 2009 12.30 pm. Lecture. Dodging Sharks in the Gene Pool at Oxford Pharmagenesis, Oxford.

Thursday January 24 2008 9.00 am. Radio. BBC Radio 4. In Our Time. I, together with Lynne Frostick and Joe Cann, discussed continental drift and plate tectonics with Melvyn Bragg. To listen to the program click here.

Tuesday September 12 2006 6.00 pm. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at the Challenger Society for Marine Sciences conference, Oban, Scotland.

Friday February 3 2006 6.00 pm. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at the Geologists's Association, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

Thursday October 13 2005 9.00 am. Radio. BBC Radio 4. In Our Time. Steve Jones, Jane Francis and I discussed mammal evolution since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago with Melvyn Bragg. To listen to the program click here.

Saturday June 18 2004 11.45 am. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at the Open University Open Day, The Old Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes.

Thursday February 17 2005 9.00 am. Radio. BBC Radio 4. In Our Time. Simon Conway Morris, Jane Francis and I discussed the Cambrian Explosion - the very short interval of time about 548 million years ago when complex fossils suddenly appeared in the geological record - with Melvyn Bragg. To listen to the program click here.

Tuesday September 28 2004 7.00 pm. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at the Norman Court Preparatory School, Wiltshire.

Thursday September 23 2004 9.00 am. Radio. BBC Radio 4. In Our Time. I'll be discussing the origin of life with Melvyn Bragg, Richard Dawkins and Linda Partridge. To listen to the program click here.

Monday July 19 2004 2.00 pm. Lecture. Pre-Cenozoic Oceans and Climates at the Urbino Summer School in Palaeoclimatology, University of Urbino Urbino, Italy

Wednesday July 14 2004 7.00 pm. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at the Open University Earth Sciences Summer School, Durham.

Tuesday July 13 2004 Time TBA. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at the Ways with Words Literary Festival, Dartington Hall, Devon. For more details click here.

Friday June 4 2004 8.20 pm. Radio. BBC Radio 3. Twenty Minutes: Bath and the World's First Geological Map. Bath is known for its Georgian houses and Roman spa, but another claim to fame is as the site of the first truly systematic geological map - which presented a new view of the world by charting the rocks beneath the soil and set the style for modern geological maps. Geologist Richard Corfield walks the landscape depicted on the map in search of its maker, William Smith, who in 1799 saw an entire history of the Earth in the hills around Bath. (Produced by James Cook).

Thursday June 3 2004 10.40 am. Lecture. HMS Challenger and the Dawn of Ocean Drilling. UK Launch of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London.

Tuesday May 25 2004 Time TBA. Lecture. In Deep: The Silent Landscape at Cafe Scientifique, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London. For more details click here.

Saturday April 24 2004 6.45 pm. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at Summer Fields School, Oxford

Wednesday April 21 2004 10.30 am. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at Witney Probus Club, Witney, Oxon.

Wednesday April 7 2004 9.00 am. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools Spring meeting, Warwick University, Warwickshire.

Saturday March 27 2004 2.00 pm. Lecture. The Silent Landscape at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford Union, St. Michael's Street, Oxford. For more details click here.

Tuesday & Thursday February 3 & 5 2004 9.00 am. Assembly. Welcome to Mars! at Hanborough Manor School, Long Hanborough.

Thursday November 20 2003 9.00 am. Radio. BBC Radio 4. In Our Time. I'll be discussing the age of the Earth with Melvyn Bragg, Henry Gee (Senior Editor at Nature) and Hazel Rymer of the Open University. To listen to the program click here.

Thursday November 6 2003 4.30 pm. Radio. BBC Radio 4. The Material World. I'll be discussing ocean drilling, the voyage of HMS Challenger and how the two are related in my new book THE SILENT LANDSCAPE with Quentin Cooper and Kate Royce of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. To listen to the program click here.

Tuesday October 28 2003 Lunchtime. Lecture. The Silent Landscape. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, MA, USA.

Monday October 27 2003. Lecture. The Silent Landscape. St Louis Science Center, St Louis, MO, USA.

Saturday October 25 2003 1.00 pm. Lecture. The Silent Landscape. Birch Aquarium. Scripps Institution of Oceanography 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, San Diego, CA, 92037, USA.

Thursday October 23 2003 7.00 pm. Signing. The Silent Landscape. Midnight Special Bookstore Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Wednesday October 22 2003 Noon. Signing. The Silent Landscape. Stacey's Bookstore 581 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105, USA.

Tuesday October 21 2003 7.00 pm. Lecture. The Silent Landscape. University of Washington WA, USA.

Monday October 20 2003 7.00 pm. Lecture. The Silent Landscape. The Center for Wooden Boats Museum. 1010 Valley Street, Seattle, WA, USA.

Sunday October 19 2003 Noon. Panel Discussion. Beyond Shackleton. Northwest Book Fest Historical Adventuring Panel. Seattle, WA, USA.

Saturday October 18 2003 1.30 pm. Signing. The Silent Landscape. Hatfield Marine Science Center Bookstore, Oregon State University. 2030 S. Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR, 97365, USA.

Thursday July 10 2003 4.30 pm. Radio. BBC Radio 4. The Material World. I'll be discussing recent developments in understanding the linkage between undersea methane hydrates and the dangers of sudden climate change with Quentin Cooper and Bob Spicer of the Open University. To listen to the program click here.

Saturday September 7 2002 6.00 pm. Lecture. Architects of Eternity at Summer Fields School, Oxford.

Monday March 25 2002 8.00 pm. Lecture. Architects of Eternity at the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools Spring meeting, Loughborough University, Loughborough.

Tuesday March 12 2002 7.00 pm. Signing. Architects of Eternity at Borders, Oxford Street London.

Thursday February 21 2002 7.00 pm. Lecture. Architects of Eternity at the Oxford Geology Group, Dept. Earth Sciences, Oxford.

Sunday June 17 2001 9.00 pm. TV. Channel 4. The Day the Oceans Boiled. Documentary about methane hydrates and the dangers of sudden climate change.

The Day the Oceans Boiled

The Day the Oceans Boiled

Tuesday April 3 2001 7.00 pm. Lecture. Architects of Eternity at the Royal Overseas League, Park Place, London.

Sunday March 25 2001 4.00 pm. Radio. LBC. The Gyles Brandreth Show.

Thursday March 22 2001 9.00 am. Radio. BBC Radio 4. In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg. Roundtable discussion with Prof. Richard Fortey (Natural History Museum) and Prof. Dianne Edwards(Cardiff University).

Monday March 19 2001 10.30 pm. Radio. BBC Radio North. The Andy Peebles Show.

Monday March 19 2001 6.00 pm. Radio. BBC Radio Scotland. The Brian Morton Show.

Thursday March 15 2001 6.30 pm. Lecture. Architects of Eternity is launched at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Oxford University.

Wednesday March 14 2001 9.30 pm. Radio. BBC Radio Midlands. The Late Show.

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