Four Natural History Heroes

Alfred Russel Wallace, Dorothea Bate, Lucy Evelyn Cheesman and Anton van Leeuwenhoek - four Natural History Heroes.

BBC Radio 4 Natural History Heroes

Join our scientists as they celebrate the pioneers who transformed the study of natural history.

In this 10-part BBC Radio 4 series, Museum scientists and other experts celebrate the men and women who have influenced their work and made invaluable contributions to their fields of study.

The scientists profiled include Alfred Russel Wallace, who joint-published the theory of evolution with Darwin; Dorothea Bate, a pioneer of archaeozoology; and Anton van Leeuwenhoek, the 'father of microbiology'.

Listen to Natural History Heroes on BBC iPlayer Radio.