Thursday, June 03, 2010

Biochemists' Songbook - Online!

The Biochemists' Songbook is a compilation of songs on biochemical subjects, written to popular tunes, by Harold Baum ("perhaps the world's leading exponent of the biochemical ballad"), who was a professor of biochemistry at Chelsea College, University of London. It was originally published in 1982, and issued with a cassette tape of the songs, which are now available online with the author's permission. Enjoy great hits like 'Photosynthesis' (to the tune of 'Auld Lang Syne'), 'The Glyoxylate Cycle' (to 'The Lincolnshire Poacher'), and many more!

Admittedly only tangentially related to the themes of this blog but it should entertain anyone with fond (or otherwise) memories of A-level Biology.

1 comment:

Sivasothi said...

I remember these from 1st year biochemistry when Richard Liwicki was teaching in NUS. He even had us try a couple of songs. He's in Oxford now and runs an environment-friendly award-winning vineyard.