Scientists contribute to Time Out’s top 100 sci-fi movies

Robert Winston, amongst other scientists, sci-fi experts, filmmakers, critics and writers pick their favourite science fiction films for Time Out.

See Robert Winston’s contributions here

  • The Lost World (Hoyt 1925)
  • Alien (Scott 1979)
  • 2001 A Space Odyssey (Kubrick 1968)
  • Metropolis (Lang 1927)
  • Mars Attacks (Burton 1996)
  • Men In Black (Sonnenfeld 1997)
  • Gattaca (Niccol 1997)
  • The Golem (Wegener 1920)
  • Nosferatu (Herzog 1979)
  • Fahrenheit 451 (Truffaut 1966)

What do you think? Click Here for the full Time Out article and top 100 to see where Robert’s choices came in the line up.

Royal Society, New Zealand

Robert Winston delivers a lecture at the Royal Society in Wellington, new Zealand. This event is supported by the University of Otago. Professor Winston will explore the boundaries of art and science in his talk ‘Where does Science end and Art begin?’

Hay Festival

Robert Winston speaks in Hay twice on Wednesday 28th May.

Firstly at the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, where at  10am he introduces his new children’s book “Utterly Amazing Science”.

He’ll also be speaking at HowTheLightGetsIn, the world’s largest philosophy and music festival. At midday Robert Winston appears alongside Lewis Wolpert, Sian Ede and Stephen Bayley in Leonardo’s Vision , a debate that asks whether scientists can learn from works of art. For more info head to

Bollington Festival

Robert Winston travels to the village of Bollington in Cheshire for their annual Festival, now in its 50th year. The talk starts at 7pm. More information can be found on their website.

Sofia Science Festival 2014

Robert Winston travels to Bulgaria for the Sofia Science Festival 2014 to talk about ‘Manipulating Reproduction’.

Organised by the British Council, this is Bulgaria’s first ever science festival. Have a look at the website for more information.

Send me your IVF questions

In 2014 Professor Winston launched the free, confidential Ask Robert Winston service through the Genesis Research Trust. He talks to the Guardian about the reasons for setting up this facility.

Child of our Time

For thirteen years, the BBC has been following the lives of 25 children who were born at the turn of the millennium. In the latest two episodes of this long-running series, Robert Winston discovers how the children’s lives are changing as they enter their teenage years, and how their parents are coping with them growing up.

DNA 60 Years On

Just 60 years ago, the initials DNA were unknown to the public. A handful of scientists were in a race to discover the structure of this complex molecule which possibly held the secret of life. Today, DNA is a crucial part of our knowledge about health, identity and our whole world.
In April 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick published their conclusion that the structure of DNA was a double helix. In this programme Robert Winston traces the ways in which DNA has entered our lives, including a new interview with the 85 year old James Watson, who reflects on the consequences of his pioneering work with Crick.
Listen to the clip: Francis Crick and James Watson relive the moment they finally solved the riddle of the structure of DNA, the solution that would open up a new world of scientific research which continues to this day.