2 September 2008

Darwin Centre launch video (my twenty seconds of fame)

The Natural History Museum's press launch of the new Darwin Centre is underway. The second phase of the Darwin Centre building ("DC2" as we call it) is due to open to the public next year, though molecular biology lab staff including yours truly will start moving in in January 2009. There's a new website with all sorts of info and a little video about the museum, starring two ten second segments of a somewhat sleepy-looking me, gesticulating wildly and repeating myself (why do I do that?):



7 comments:

Richard Carter, FCD said...

Yay! You're famous!

(Don't worry about the gesticulating wildly thing - it never did Sir David Attenborough any harm.)

Mario Pineda-Krch said...

Cross-pollination rocks! What a awesome place to work in as a scientist. I am all in jealous awe.

Harry said...

I'm really looking forward to this opening to the public; I did the tour when the first section of the centre opened with all the pickled specimens and thought it was really interesting.

Kevin Zelnio said...

"Better cross-pollination between different departments" Nice analogy! Did you do that on the spot?

Karen James said...

Kevin and Mario - thanks for noticing the cross-pollination thing. I'm rather proud of that and yes, Kevin, I did think it up on the spot, and only after I said it did I notice that the two departments moving to DC are Botany and Entomology (hah!) - upon which I made some stupid comment about how that was a pun... which, thankfully, they edited right out.

Miriam Goldstein said...

I loved the cross-pollination thing too!

McDawg said...

Excellent video and neat comments by you in it.