Is there life in the cosmos?
Watch the Astronomer Royal talk about life, the Universe and everything in this new online video.
On 10 January 2011 the Astronomer Royal, Lord Rees, gave the inaugural Madingley Lecture at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). For nearly an hour he held the audience spellbound on his chosen topic of 'Life in the cosmos', distilling into the clearest terms the latest theories on the origin of the universe, the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life and the future of planet Earth.
Now you too can watch the lecture, via our website. The video also features Lord Rees’s slides and photographs, including spectacular images of planets, nebulae and stellar phenomena.
We would love to hear your views on the issues raised in the lecture. Once you’ve watched the film, you can post your comments below it and join the debate.
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Read Adrian Barlow’s blog reflecting on the lecture and its roots in Chaucer.