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Fortifications20151122AL Kennedy reads her story commissioned as part of the collaboration between Radio 4 and the Natural History Museum. She was taken behind the scenes at the museum, and that inspired this story. A professor remembers her younger self, and how she went diving underwater for coral.
Producer Beth O'Dea.
Dodo Diary20151129Meg Rosoff, author of How I Live Now, reads her specially commissioned short story inspired by a visit to the Natural History Museum. She imagines that the Museum has used extracted DNA from its dodo skeletons to make a brand new living breathing dodo, which a kindly volunteer takes home to stay in a suburban semi in Wembley... Producer Beth O'Dea.
The Naked Eye20151206Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine, reads his specially commissioned short story inspired by the Natural History Museum. It's about the world's most powerful microscope and what it can see...and what it can't. Producer Beth O'Dea. Micro-CT Scan image of the cross section of a Bostryx Snail provided by the Natural History Museum.
A Total Neanderthal20151213Lionel Shriver reads her short story commissioned as part of the collaboration between Radio 4 and the Natural History Museum. She was taken behind the scenes at the museum, and that inspired this story. A modern woman falls for one of the few of our remaining genetic close relatives, because he has all the masculine qualities that in male homo sapiens in the West are dying out.. Producer Beth O'Dea.

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