Broadcaster, historian and Chair of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, Lisa Jardine (CBE) is known for her energetic, charismatic and thought-provoking work. As well as being a prolific author, Lisa is an excellent conference facilitator and keynote speaker.
Lisa Jardine CBE is a conference speaker, keynote speaker, prolific author, historian, and broadcaster, who is known for her energetic, charismatic and thought-provoking work.
Lisa is chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HEFA) which licenses and monitors all human embryo research conducted in the UK.
She is also the Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters and Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and Jesus College, Cambridge. She is a Trustee of the V&A Museum, a member of the Council of the Royal Institution, and Patron of the National Council on Archives. For the academic year 2007-8 she was seconded to the Royal Society in London as Advisor to its Collections and Archives, and continues to advise its Library.
Lisa Jardine is a regular writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4's A Point of View. She writes and reviews for all the major UK national newspapers, magazines and for the Washington Post, and has presented and appears regularly on arts, history and current affairs programmes for TV and radio. Lisa is an accomplished, vivacious and thought-provoking public speaker, and is admired for her considerable ability to traverse between the arts and the sciences.
Lisa has written numerous best-selling books, including:
- Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance
- Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
- On a Grander Scale: The Outstanding Life of Christopher Wren
- The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man who Measured London
- Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland’s Glory
Lisa has judged the Whitbread Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, the Orwell Prize and has been chair of judges for the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize.