20th March 2024

The Paddington Podcast | From Mould to Medicine

In the latest episode of The Paddington Podcast, we have the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Brown, the esteemed curator of the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum.

Kevin, a historian, writer, lecturer, archivist and author, takes us back to 1928, to a modest yet bustling laboratory nestled in Paddington, where one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 20th century occurred – the discovery of penicillin.

Join Russell and Kevin as they explore the profound impact of this pivotal moment in modern medicine, navigating the complexities of preserving historical narratives in an ever-evolving digital age, and uncovering the fascinating untold stories hidden within the museum’s walls.

Prepare to be captivated by tales of serendipity, scientific brilliance, and the enduring legacy of Alexander Fleming’s groundbreaking discovery.

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Don’t miss this compelling episode, where history is vividly brought to life, exclusively on The Paddington Podcast.