A Bach Marathon

28th March 2013

John Eliot Gardiner will be celebrating his 70th birthday with a Bach marathon at the Royal Albert Hall in London. On the 1st April, over nine hours, he will conduct his own Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists and introduce leading performers in Bach chamber and solo works.

The Royal Albert Hall’s Eastertide Bach Marathon will be broadcast on Radio 3, with a supporting documentary shown 2 days previously, on the 30th March, on BBC2.

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Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture 2013

12th March 2013

Dr Adam Rutherfod, author of Creation: The Origin and The Future of Life, is to present this year’s Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture.

With a special guest introduction from Stephen Mangan, Adam will discuss how, after four billion years of evolution, and a century of taking cells apart to find out how they work, we have a pretty robust understanding of DNA, evolution and the mechanics of life, and the way scientists are just beginning to put them back together to do two things: recreate the origin of life, and invent new lifeforms to kick-start a global industrial revolution.

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