The Biochemical Society’s video collection charts the development of the subject in the 20th century through extended interviews with some of its most celebrated practitioners, whose work has contributed immensely to the health of humankind. There are 34 colour films, totalling around 80 hours of material.

These videos can be accessed on JISC MediaHub (subscription required). Check to see if your institution subscribes.

Interviewees in the Biochemical Society collection

  • Sir Edward Abraham
  • Prof. Sir James Baddiley
  • Prof. Walter BartleyProf. Brian Beechey
  • Prof. Herman Blaschko
  • Prof. Kenneth Burton
  • Prof. Patricia H. Clarke
  • Sir John Cornforth [Nobel Prize, 1975]
  • Prof. Trevor Goodwin
  • Dr. Edward F. Hartree
  • Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
  • [Nobel Prize, 1964]
  • Dr A T James
  • Dr Ralph Keckwic
  • Dr H. Gobind Khorana [Nobel Prize, 1968]
  • Prof. Sir Hans Kornberg
  • Prof. Hans Kosterlitz
  • Sir Hans Krebs [Nobel Prize, 1953]
  • Dr James E Lovelock
  • Professor Henry McIlwain
  • Prof. Thaddeus Mann
  • Prof. Walter Morgan
  • Dr Helen Muir
  • Dr Joseph Needham
  • Prof. Albert Neuberger
  • Dr Alexander G Ogston
  • Dr Max Perutz [Nobel Prize, 1962]
  • Mr N.W. Pirie
  • Prof. H.F. Quastel
  • Dr Frank Rose
  • Dr Fred Sanger (two interviews)
  • [Nobel prize, 1958 and 1980]
  • Prof. E.C. Slater
  • Dr E. Lester Smith
  • Dr Albert Szent-Györgyi [Nobel Prize, 1937]
  • Lord Alexander Todd
  • Dr Tommy Work

Eureka Moments: Centenary interviews with Honorary Members

As part of the Biochemical Society’s centenary celebrations in 2011, a number of the Society’s Honorary Members have been asked to talk about the important moments in their careers and the future of the discipline.

These are available to watch on the Society’s YouTube Channel.

The key that unlocked calcium: Robin Irvine talks to Michael Berridge 

Making proteins, making a difference: Michael Neuberger and Brian Hartley talk to Greg Winter

The beauty of biology: Chris Kirk talks to Tom Blundell

The protein that disappeared: Hugh Pelham talks to Tim Hunt

The golden age of genetics: John Armour talks to Alec Jeffreys